"It's good for Melo", LaVar said. The outspoken father said he would home-school LaMelo for the next two years to keep him focused and away from the distractions created by his newfound status as a celebrity. Ball expanded on his reservations about the coach in a conversation with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. I'm not letting them mess with his head anymore. And for LaMelo Ball, that's High School. LaVar has threatened to have LaMelo skip college ball entirely and go play internationally before being draft-eligible.
Beyond that, LaVar centered on new Chino Hills head coach Dennis Latimore and concerns surrounding his performance to this point.
"That coach has his own frame of mind on how he wants to play and who he picks in the team. It seems like anybody who's training over here, that coach don't want him in the team". Chino Hills won't be as competitive or as relevant without the Ball brothers or the other talented players they've attracted.
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.
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The 16-year-old, listed as the 17th-best prospect in the national composite rankings at 247 Sports, will instead be home-schooled for the next two years and won't play competitively again until his spring travel team gets underway.