LaMelo Ball : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriend, Education, Contract and Salary
LaMelo LaFrance Ball is an American Basketball Player for the Charlotte Hornets know all about him in this article as like Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography
|Name||LaMelo LaFrance Ball|
|Birthdate ( Age)||22 August 2001|
|Place of Birth||Chino Hills, California, United States|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Spouse/Partner||Ashlyn Castro ( Ex. Girlfriend )|
|Parents||LaVar Ball ( Father ) , Tina Ball ( Mother )|
|Brothers||Lonzo Ball and LiAngelo Ball|
|Education||SPIRE Institute, Chino Hills High School|
|Profession||American professional basketball player|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
LaMelo LaFrance Ball 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.
Ball and his brothers have attracted national attention since playing together in high school. His father, LaVar, also grew into a media personality in 2017. Ball has a signature shoe by his father's company, Big Baller Brand, and a role on his family's Facebook Watch reality show Ball in the Family.
Early Life and Family
LaMelo Ball was trained in basketball by his father. At age four, he started playing the sport with his older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, facing much older opponents. He also played flag football with his brothers at age five but continued to focus on basketball. In 2013, while in seventh grade, Ball began playing with his brothers on Big Ballers VXT, a 17-and-under Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team launched and coached by his parents.
LaMelo Ball Girlfriend
LaMelo Ball is not Married Yet. Previously Lamelo Ball was linked to IG model Ashlyn Castro, in February earlier. Ashlyn was born in Long Beach, CA on December 12, 1992. An Instagram star, she’s also an actress by profession. There’s no further information available about her family background, and career.
LaMelo Ball Net Worth
LaMelo LaFrance Ball is an American professional basketball player has an estimated Net Worth around $10 Million in 2021.
LaMelo Ball Contract and Salary
LaMelo Ball signed a 4 year / $35.5Million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $16,071,720 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,899,069.
In his freshman season, Ball started playing basketball for Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California. He was teammates with his two older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, and his cousin, Andre Ball.In his first game, Ball scored 27 points as a starter.On March 5, 2016, he scored 26 points in a win over Sierra Canyon School for the CIF Southern Section Open Division title.
On October 2, 2017, before his junior season, Ball left Chino Hills to be homeschooled because his father disapproved of newly-appointed head coach Dennis Latimore and school administration.On December 7, he signed with agent Harrison Gaines to play professionally overseas alongside his brother LiAngelo.The decision indicated that he would not play college basketball.In the following days, Gaines offered the brothers to professional teams in various European countries and in Japan.
On November 5, 2018, after skipping his junior year and a part of his senior year to play professionally, Ball joined SPIRE Institute and Academy, a prep school in Geneva, Ohio, where he played under head coach Jermaine Jackson.SPIRE competed outside the jurisdiction of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, allowing Ball to play without concerns over his amateur status.
On March 7, 2019, he scored 41 points, including 29 in the first half, in a 102–67 victory over Hillcrest Prep North at the Grind Session World Championship.Ball helped his team reach the final and was named season MVP.He was ruled ineligible for the 2019 McDonald's All-American Game due to his professional experience.
On January 13, 2018, Ball made his professional debut, going scoreless in five minutes against Lietkabelis.On February 4, he scored a season-high 19 points, with four three-pointers and six assists, in a loss to Žalgiris.On May 4, 2018, Ball signed with the Los Angeles Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA), a new league created by his father as an alternative to college basketball, and was touted by the league as its "marquee player."In his debut on June 21, he posted a triple-double of 40 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals, shooting 15-of-40 from the field, in a 134–124 win over the New York Ballers.
On June 17, 2019, Ball signed a two-year contract, including NBA out clauses, with the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian-based National Basketball League (NBL).He joined the Hawks through the NBL Next Stars program, which aims to develop NBA draft prospects.In August 2019, after playing for No Shnacks at the Drew League, Ball was named Leader of the New School, an award honoring the league's top rookie.
On October 20, 2021, in the Hornets' season opener, Ball matched his career-high seven three-pointers, while putting up 31 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in a 123–122 win over the Indiana Pacers.
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