Oh, how much money we would give to go back to high school and have LaVar Ball teach a class.
The 16-year-old junior at Chino Hills will be home-schooled and not play for any team, his father, LaVar Ball, said Monday in a phone call.
LaMelo Ball is now ranked as the seventh-best player of his Class of 2019, the No. 1 player in the state and the second-best available player in the nation at his position - rankings which could quickly change if he is not enrolled to showcase his skill by the start of the season. "You can put that on the principal and the coach over there", he said in a statement to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. I'm not dealing with the administration over there. "I don't want no distractions for Melo". In addition, LaVar wants to train LaMelo to be "the best basketball player ever".
Beyond that, LaVar centered on new Chino Hills head coach Dennis Latimore and concerns surrounding his performance to this point.
Ball is the youngest of the three brothers, including Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, the second overall draft choice in the National Basketball Association a year ago, as well UCLA freshman LiAngelo.
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While even LaVar doesn't have the juice to force UCLA to cycle through coaches, he can make life hard for Alford if he chooses.
Chino Hills was the fourth-ranked team in the nation and No. 2 team in California last season when LaMelo and his brother, LiAngelo, led them to a 30-3 record last season. However, there may be NCAA eligibility issues, given that LaMelo already has a signature shoe by the family's company, Big Baller Brand.
Not surprisingly, though, Ball brought his trademark bravado to the topic.
Of course, LaVar didn't need to pull LaMelo entirely out of school just to get him away from a coach he didn't like.