Former UCLA forward LiAngelo Ball declares for NBA Draft

Former UCLA forward LiAngelo Ball declares for NBA Draft

Former UCLA forward LiAngelo Ball declares for NBA Draft

LiAngelo Ball officially entered his name into the 2018 National Basketball Association draft Tuesday. has him going unpicked this June and LiAngelo is not among the 150 players ranked in ESPN's NBA Draft coverage.

He now plays for Lithuanian first-division club BC Priena but he's expected to return stateside in May in order to work out for NBA teams and participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy. As NBA teams increasingly value 3-point shooting and defending wings, Ball will have an opportunity to prove to teams that he is a potential draft pick. He's averaging a league-leading 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds and is shooting 45 percent from 3-point range in nine first-division Lithuanian league games. Lonzo is averaging just over 10 points, seven assists and seven rebounds a game for the Lakers. LaVar wants all three of his sons to end up on the Lakers, but has hinted that if the Lakers won't sign all of them, they'll move to the team that will. Lonzo Ball may be the first player every to demand a trade to a team based on a single member of that team's G League affiliation, all because of LaVar.

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With the 72 points, LiAngelo matched his career-high effort as a senior at Chino Hills (Calif.).

LiAngelo Ball began his freshman season at UCLA but left the team after being caught shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in China last December. Said LiAngelo, according to Ball Is Life.

Holiday played three seasons at UCLA, taking his game to the next level during his junior year after assuming the starting point guard role. Gelo will also work out privately with multiple National Basketball Association teams.

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