LaMelo Ball’s time in the National Basketball League in Australia is over. The Commissioner of the National Basketball League (Australia) believes that LaMelo Ball’s draft stock improved after the overseas experience. Jeremy Loeliger said:
“LaMelo’s draft stocks have significantly improved during the course of his season here in the NBL. He has shown his undoubted talent but also developed as a player and a person by spending time in a professional, world class league,” he shared, via the NBL website.
“Like all NBL Next Stars, we are proud to have played a part in his journey to the NBA and we look forward to maintaining a close association with him as he takes the next steps in his professional career.”
In 12 games for the Illawarra Hawks managed these numbers in average: 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
LaMelo LaFrance Ball (born August 22, 2001) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL). He plays the point guard position and is considered a potential top-five pick in the 2020 NBA draft. LaMello Ball is the youngest of the Ball brood.