LiAngelo Ball Declares For 2018 NBA Draft


LiAngelo Ball has ficially declared for the 2018 NBA Draft according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. The 6'5 19-year old played "pressionally" with Vytautas Prienu in Lithuania this year after leaving UCLA following a very public shoplifting incident in China. 

According to Yahoo Sports, LiAngelo is expected to work out for multiple teams once he returns from Lithuania, and he will participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in May in front team executives. 

Last month, LaVar Ball told reporter Donatas Urbonas, that his oldest son, Lonzo, will not resign with the Lakers if they don't take LiAngelo and LaMelo as well.

In nine first-division Lithuanian League games with Vytautas Prienu, Ball averaged 15.7 points per game, including 45% shooting from three, according to Charania247Sports ranked LiAngelo as a 3-star recruit coming out Chino Hills high school, and he was ranked as the 226th overall player and 50th ranked shooting guard in the 2017 class.

In December, following the shoplifting scandal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said that Ball "has no chance that he'll be drafted in June — and that was true before his shoplifting incident in China." An NBA GM reportedly told ESPN, "He's not on any our scouting lists — even the extended lists."