LiAngelo Ball

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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California

American professional basketball player LiAngelo Robert Ball is presently a member of the Lithuanian Basketball League team Vytautas Prienai-Birtonas (LKL). He is a naturally talented shooting guard who stands an outstanding 6-foot-5 and 216 pounds. Ball grew up playing with older opponents because he was born into a household of athletes. When he was four years old, he started exercising and training, and two years later, he played with his siblings for the first time. He and his siblings took part in the Junior Phenom Camp in August 2011, where he was rated as the class’s 12th-best player. After that, Ball began participating for Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California, where he quickly developed a notoriety for being the team’s top scorer for several seasons, averaging a state-best 33.8 points per game as a senior, and winning numerous All-Area and All-State awards. He was allowed to represent the UCLA Bruins as a three-star recruit thanks to his outstanding success at the collegiate level. He eventually had to rescind though after being suspended for theft in China. Despite not being thought of as an NBA prospect, Ball’s father helped him get ready for the 2018 selection. Ball became BC Prienai’s replacement shooting guard in December 2017.

Early Youth & Life

LaVar and Tina Ball welcomed LiAngelo Ball into the world on November 24, 1998, in Anaheim, California. His father was a former basketball star who competed for West Los Angeles College, Cal State Los Angeles, and Washington State in the NCAA Division I.

LaVar, a former football player as well, subsequently signed a loan deal with the New York Jets to play for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football (WLAF). Ball’s mother played basketball for California State University, Los Angeles, in the past. He is the third son, roughly a year Lonzo’s junior and two LaMelo’s senior.

He had played basketball against more experienced players since he was a kid. He played teams from the fourth and fifth classes when he was in kindergarten. He had an exercise routine in place by the time he was four. He began playing with his siblings when he was six years old.

The siblings played flag football as well, with Lonzo playing the quarterback position and LiAngelo and LaMelo playing receiver. Big Ballers VXT is an under-17 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) squad that LaVar founded and that both he and his wife coached. As members of this team, Ball and his siblings were raised.

Ball and his siblings attended the Junior Phenom Camp in August 2011, when he was in the seventh grade, along with celebrities like J. Washington and Billy Preston. He enjoyed success during his time there, and The Hoop Scoop Online ranked him as the event’s #12 best player in his division. He also had the opportunity to participate in the age-group all-star competition.

LiAngelo Ball’s Career

In the 2013–14 season, LiAngelo Ball began playing football at Chino Hills High School. He started his freshman season in the starting lineup alongside his brother Lonzo, who was a sophomore at the time, under the direction of coach Steve Baik. Ball had a successful season, hitting 24 points in one game and 13 in another, including six points in the second quarter.

The Los Angeles Times described the brothers as “quite a duo,” drawing media notice to them. Ball tallied 14 points in a losing effort against Mater Dei High School but helped Chino Hills make their first-ever appearance in the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game. The Southern California Regional Division I championship game was Chino Hills’ concluding contest of the year against Centennial High School. Ball scored 10 points, but despite that, his side was defeated in the extra period.

Ball sustained a foot injury at the start of his junior year, keeping him out until June of that year. He came back, and he came back with a thud. He scored 30 points against Cathedral High School on September 14, 2014. He scored 36 points against Maranatha High School in another game to help his side win the tournament at Fairfax High School and claim the title.

Ball scored an amazing 53 points in a quarterfinal 111-80 win over Dorsey High School during the 2014–15 season. He missed the following four games in a row as the season came to a close due to severe ankle pain. Later, he came back to participate in the finals. Chino Hills lost to San Ramon Valley High School in the CIF State Division I title game despite Ball’s 23 points, which included a three-pointer that tied the score.

After the season concluded, Ball verbally agreed to play college football for the UCLA Bruins. He was the first member of the class of 2017 to verbally pledge. His rating on the recruiting website was three stars.
On the list of the best basketball programs in the US published by USA Today High School Sports in 2015, Chino Hills was ranked number eight. All three Ball siblings were on their 2015–16 roster. On November 30, 2015, LiAngelo defeated San Bernardino High School and scored 20 points.

He scored 27 points in the Battle Zone tournament championship game at Centennial High School, 32 points in the City of Palms Classic quarterfinals against the stronger top-ranked Montverde Academy, and 20 points against Elizabeth (New Jersey) Patrick School in the final, which Chino Hills ultimately won in overtime.

Chino Hills became the top squad in the nation the following year. Ball averaged a team-high 27.4 points as a sophomore. Chino Hills won the state title after a stunning 35-0 season. Ball and his brothers were referred to as “possibly the greatest brother act in high school basketball history” by MaxPreps, who also named Chino Hills as the Mythical National Champion.

He earned a three-star rating in high school despite his success at Chino Hills and was usually considered an unheralded prospect. After verbally committing to the UCLA Bruins in his junior year, Ball ultimately signed a letter of intent with them on November 2, 2016. Exactly one year later, on November 1, 2017, he made his team debut in a preseason game against NCAA Division II side Cal State Los Angeles.

His tenure with the UCLA Bruins was cut short after he and two teammates were detained for shoplifting on November 7, 2017, in China. They ultimately returned to the US after the US government intervened, where they faced a fine and up to ten years in prison. Ball and the others were able to return to the US thanks to President Donald Trump and the US Department of State, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly informed the media.

As they were leaving China, Trump requested the group to express their gratitude to him. Ball subsequently gave a press conference in which he acknowledged shoplifting in China and thanked Trump for bringing him back to the United States. They were later discovered to have done a second theft only 90 minutes after the first, and they were released on bail before anyone knew about it. Additionally, the accusations against them were withdrawn before the involvement of Trump and Kelly.

He was indefinitely suspended by UCLA after the incident, and he finally chose to leave the course. He wasn’t viewed as an NBA prospect at the moment. Ball and his sibling LaMelo were both signed by BC Prienai on December 11, 2017.

Recognition & Accomplishments

During a tournament at Fairfax High School in his sophomore year, LiAngelo Ball and his sibling Lonzo split the Most Valuable Player honor.

He earned All-Tournament honors at the City of Palms Open in 2015. He earned first-team All-Area honors from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and second-team all-state recognition from MaxPreps.

Ball’s Individual Existence

A YouTuber and social media influencer named Isabella Morris is presently dating LiAngelo Ball. A Lithuanian reporter asked Ball out during a news conference in January 2018; Ball sheepishly responded, “No comment.”
Ball has amassed more than 2.3 million fans on Instagram due to his intense activity there.

Estimated Net Worth

American professional basketball player LiAngelo Ball has an estimated net value of $1 million. Being a member of the Ball sports clan makes him the most well-known. LiAngelo and the Detroit Pistons agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal in December 2020.