LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball

Basketball Player

LaMelo LaFrance Ball (born August 22, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Hornets with the third overall pick of the 2020 NBA draft.

Full Name
LaMelo LaFrance Ball
Aug 22, 2001
6′ 7″
Net Worth


LaMelo Ball was born on August 22, 2001, in Anaheim, California. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the third son of parents LaVar and Tina Ball. His older brothers are Los Angeles Lakers player Lonzo Ball and New Orleans Pelicans player LiAngelo Ball. LaMelo attended Chino Hills High School for two years before enrolling with SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio for his junior year of high school. 

During his senior season of high school basketball at SPIRE Institute, he averaged 25.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks per game while leading the team to a 23–5 record and a No. 5 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings. He was named a McDonald’s All-American but decided not to play in the game due to an ankle injury. On November 18th 2019, he declared for the 2020 NBA draft and signed with agent Harrison Gaines of Klutch Sports Group on March 28th 2020. 

On June 25th 2020, LaMelo was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft, becoming one of only three players ever drafted to have been coached by their father (his father coached him at SPIRE Institute). In September 2020, LaMelo was named as one of 20 players who were invited to participate in USA Basketball's National Team minicamp ahead of the 2021 FIBA AmeriCup tournament and 2021 Summer Olympics qualifying tournaments.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">LaMelo Ball is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 22, 2001, LaMelo Ball was born in Anaheim, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to UCLA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Commits to play college basketball at UCLA and becomes the youngest Division I recruit in the country.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Professional Basketball Contract</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a two-year professional contract with Vytautas Prienai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Enrolls at Spire Institute</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Enrolls at Spire Institute, an Ohio high school known for its basketball program.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Number One Overall Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the number one overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Endorsement Deal with Puma</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named a global ambassador for Puma and signs a multi-million dollar endorsement deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Rookie Contract With Charlotte Hornets</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs his rookie contract with the Charlotte Hornets, worth $44 million over three years.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">LaMelo Ball is a great role model for young athletes. He has shown that you don't need to go through the traditional route of college basketball to reach your goals and dreams. He has also demonstrated how dedication and hard work can help you achieve success. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">LaMelo Ball is one of the most talented young players in the NBA. He has an all around game, with amazing passing, dribbling, shooting and playmaking abilities. His court vision is off the charts and he always seems to make the right play.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Entertaining</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">LaMelo Ball is not just a great athlete but also an entertaining one. His passion for the game and excitement on the court makes him one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Player to Play in the NBA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaMelo Ball became the youngest player ever to play in the NBA when he made his debut at age 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Overall Pick in the 2020 NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaMelo Ball was selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Played Professionally in Australia</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before being drafted into the NBA, LaMelo Ball played professionally for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia's National Basketball League.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Player to Score a Triple Double</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaMelo Ball became the youngest player ever to record a triple double when he accomplished the feat at age 19.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Coached by His Father</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">LaMelo Ball was coached by his father, LaVar Ball, while playing high school basketball at Chino Hills High School.</p></div>


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