LaMelo Ball on being picked by Michael Jordan’s Hornets: “Straight blessing”

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Rookie guard LaMelo Ball speaks to the media, reacting to the Charlotte Hornets selecting him No. 3 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Ball, who is the younger brother of the New Orleans Pelicans star guard Lonzo Ball, also discusses playing with Miles Bridges, P.J. Washington, Devonte’ Graham, and others; playing for owner Michael Jordan, his draft party, and more.

Last season, the nineteen-year-old played 12 games for the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian-based National Basketball League before suffering a foot injury. He averaged 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.

The 19 years old point guard also sends a message to the Hornets fans: