KINGBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks drives to the basket during the NBL Blitz pre-season match between Illawarra Hawks and Perth Wildcats at Kingborough Sports Centre on September 20, 2019 in Kingborough, Australia. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

The buzz surrounding the NBA Draft 2020 prospect LaMelo Ball continues to grow. According to TMZ Sports, sportswear giant, Nike, is showing “serious interest” in signing LaMelo to a shoe deal.

Reportedly, Nike even has a scout in Australia who is monitoring LaMelo’s play with the Illawarra Hawks. There is no formal deal but the interest is serious.

As of now, LaMelo is projected to be a Top 5 draft pick in 2020. Depending on how his season in Australia goes he could go up even to #1.