Big Baller Brand Second Son, LiAngelo Ball Declares for NBA Draft

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, per his agent, Harrison Gaines, via Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

This morning LiAngelo submitted early-entry paperwork to enter the June draft.

His father, LaVar, said LiAngelo and his 16-year-old brother, LaMelo, would be preparing for the National Basketball Association draft. When selected by the Lakers, people saw him as the future face of the team, with CEO Magic Johnson, who formerly played for the Lakers saying, "I expect the franchise to retire a #Ball jersey in the future" referring to how he expects Lonzo to be a superstar.

The Missouri freshman will declare for the NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a top-five pick, it was announced Monday.

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Whether that shooting prowess translates to the National Basketball Association remains to be seen and is something scouts and team personnel will have to figure out, but Ball has shown better discrepancy in shooting since going to Lithuania as compared to his run and chuck mentality in his time at Chino Hills, and it's paid off in better efficiency.

"He's going to be taken care of either way", LaVar Ball said of LiAngelo Ball.

LiAngelo was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. The move comes as little surprise as this has always been the path LaVar Ball scripted for his middle son after he left the UCLA program to play in Lithuania with his younger brother, LaMelo. With BC Vytautas [VIDEO], Gelo is averaging 15.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists while averaging 25.1 minutes a game.

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