LaMelo Ball attained fame and recognition as a high school basketball player. His rise to fame began at the age of 15 when he scored 26.7 points in every game throughout the 2016-2017 basketball season. He also caught the eyes of the media when he scored 92 points in a game against Los Osos in February 2017. This placed him as the second highest scoring player in the history of California High School Basketball championship.
The amazing basketball star was born into a family of professional basketballers. He obviously inherited the family sports gene and is brilliant at what he does. In 2017, he won Freshman of the Year Award after he led the Chino Hills basketball team to win the state championship. Learn more about the bio, family, and personal life of the fast-rising star below.
LaMelo Ball Bio (Age)
The basketball sensation, LaMelo Ball was born in Chino Hills, California on August 22, 2001. He was born to LaVar and Tina Ball and has two brothers – Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball. His parents have been involved with sports for a while and often took their children along with them. His father played basketball and soccer professionally at Washington State University and California State University Los Angeles. Ball’s mom works at a middle school at Montclair as a Director of Athletics.
Both his brothers – Lonzo and LiAngelo are basketballers. LaMelo attends Chino Hills High School, California. Much is not known about his grades in school but a lot is known of his basketball records and success. He started playing basketball at the age of 4 and was tutored by his father. As a child, he played for some basketball amateur teams and when he got into high school, he continued playing basketball but this time under the supervision of the high school coach.
LaMelo Ball made his debut appearance with Chino Hills on the 16th of June 2015 against John Muir High School. It was a very impressive start-up for the young baller as he awed the crowd, his family and mentors by scoring 27 points. His subsequent games were also laudable as he scored nothing less than 20 points in all his matches.
His consistent success attracted the attention of several colleges and universities who wanted him to play for them after his high school career. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) beat others to it and were able to clinch a verbal commitment from LaMelo to play for them. However, this never happened.
One of the highlights of LaMelo’s high school career was winning the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Open Division championship. He aided and abetted the win by scoring 26 points in the deciding game against Sierra Canyon School in March 2016.
His stay with Chino Hills was an eventful one, especially in 2016. In that year, Chino Hills ranked No 1 in the USA and also qualified for the State championship which they won with LaMelo in the team. He scored 14 points to give his team the victory over De La Salle High School that won the CIF State Boys Basketball Championship.
By the end of 2016, LaMelo Ball began to score 30 points per game and maintained the status quo. This and his half-court score brought him a lot of media attention and accolades nationally. His best performance was against Los Osos High School in February 2017, when he scored an amazing 92 points to give his school the victory.
The young basketball protégée has been likened to the NBA star, Stephen Curry, for his repeated long three-pointers. LaMelo’s high school days may be over but his basketball days are still very much ahead of him. Currently, he plays for the SPIRE Institute, Ohio.
Family: Parents and Brothers
The American basketball star, LaMelo Ball came from a star-studded family. His father, LaVar Ball played soccer and basketball professionally while at the university. LaVar saw the talent in his children and took the onus to groom them. Ever since his children’s career began to blossom, he became the media personality who represented his children – a job he has been doing wonderfully well so far. Meanwhile, LaMelo is the last child of the family and has two older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, who are both basketballers.
Lonzo played at UCLA Bruins at the college level and now for the Los Angeles Lakers. He plays the role of a point guard for the Lakers and has become very popular. LiAngelo, on the other hand, is also a very popular basketballer who plays for the Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas team in Lithuania.
LaMelo Ball is allegedly dating Ashley Alvano, a young beautiful teenager, born in December 2002. She started dating LaMelo a few months before his 16th birthday. The lovebirds, however, made their relationship official during his 16th birthday celebration. The pair has continued to enjoy a romantic relationship and are still together to date. Amazingly, the couple always shares their happy moments with their friends on Instagram and other social media platforms. Ever since the world heard of their relationship, Ashley’s Instagram followers have skyrocketed to an awesome 89k.
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LaMelo Ball has earned a lot of money from playing basketball over the years. The earlier part of his career as a high school basketballer was very successful and so is his present. Asides his paychecks, LaMelo also earns money from the sales of his signature shoe called Melo Ball 1. A recent estimation shows that the baller is worth over $700,000.
Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
LaMelo Ball is a tall basketballer with a towering height measured at 6 feet 5 inches and his weight is 75kg. This weight and height are very suitable for the player who likes to take a lot of shots. For his build, Ball has been described as having an athletic body.