Ball went undrafted in 2018 and had to miss out on the 2019 Summer League while recuperating from surgical treatment on his ankle. He didnt get the chance to play in the G League after the season was canceled due to COVID-19. That makes this Balls first real chance to impress his way onto an NBA roster.
While Lonzo and LaMelo were constantly sure-fire NBA talents, LiAngelo was a fringe prospect.
Sundays performance in his NBA Summer League launching could bring him closer to that objective.
Ball was red hot in his 16 minutes of action, hitting 5-of-8 3-point attempts on his method to 16 points against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Balls next opportunity will come on Tuesday when the Hornets handle the Sacramento Kings.
The middle Ball brother also added 2 rebounds, 2 helps and 2 takes to his stat sheet.
LiAngelo Ball placed on a program in his NBA Summer League debut with the Hornets.
Ball went undrafted in 2018 and had to miss the 2019 Summer League while recuperating from surgical treatment on his ankle. He didnt get the opportunity to play in the G League after the season was canceled due to COVID-19. Summertime League wasnt held in 2020 either. That makes this Balls very first genuine opportunity to impress his method onto an NBA lineup.
While Lonzo and LaMelo were always foolproof NBA skills, LiAngelo was a fringe possibility. He followed Lonzo to UCLA however was apprehended for shoplifting ahead of the groups 2017 season-opener in China. He left the program after being suspended.
Ever since, he has played in Lithuania and in the Junior Basketball Association began by his father.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is now 22 years of ages and intending to break through to the NBA level. If he makes the Charlotte Hornets roster, hell be LaMelos teammate.
More efficiencies like Sunday will be the key. He has a chance if he stays hot. He needs to take advantage of every minute.
Hornets forward LiAngelo Ball. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports).
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LiAngelo Ball was the surprise standout for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League on Sunday, setting up 16 points in his launching.
LiAngelo Ball is scratching and clawing for his chance to play in the NBA along with his bros Lonzo and LaMelo.