LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, the team's coach/GM Virginijus Seskus and Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
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Moritz Wagner scored 23 points and Charles Matthews added 20 to help Michigan overcome a 15-point second-half deficit to beat UCLA 78-69 in overtime on Saturday.
The Montana-UCLA men's basketball game was canceled Wednesday night, but fans still get a taste of the game that might have been.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Lonzo Ball said he thinks his brother LiAngelo's decision to leave UCLA "is a good decision." Ball said the entire family came to an agreement "that was the best thing for him." "I have been at UCLA but I didn't go through what he is going through," the Lakers point guard said of giving his input. "It is tough leaving whether he plays or not in their hands. You are just waiting to hear and just sitting around. So just trying to take action and that is what we did." Ball said he will support both his brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, if they end up going overseas to play basketball. "If they are over there, I wish them the best," Ball said. "And if they do go, it will be a family decision."
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
Having likely one less win on its résumé due to its cancelled game with Montana, UCLA's chances to make the NCAA tournament dropped from 34 percent to 29 percent per ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI).
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, their father, LaVar Ball, told ESPN. Ball wants both sons to play on the same team overseas.
Wildfires spreading across Southern California have led UCLA to cancel its men's basketball game against Montana that had been scheduled for Wednesday night.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA has canceled its men's basketball game tonight against Montana as a result of fires in the area. "The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority," the school said in a statement.
UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford said he was surprised when he learned through various media reports that freshman LiAngelo Ball was leaving the program and withdrawing from school.
The Ball family and UCLA weren't built for the long haul. This was supposed to be a three-season relationship, a Lonzo-LiAngelo-LaMelo succession of one-and-done, with LaVar shouting the entire time. But now, it is over.
Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer
UCLA Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Alford: "We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA. We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future."
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
UCLA releases a statement on LiAngelo Ball leaving school: “We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA. We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future.”
Nick DePaula ESPN
Now that LaVar Ball has pulled son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA, there are plans in place for a third Big Baller Brand sneaker alongside the ZO2 and Melo Ball 1. LiAngelo's eventual signature shoe will be called the "Gelo 3," via ESPN's Jovan Buha.
LaVar Ball has told ESPN that he has pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA after the player was suspended indefinitely because of a shoplifting incident.
Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider
LaVar Ball told ESPN he has pulled LiAngelo Ball from UCLA. "We are exploring other options with Gelo," LaVar said.
Freshman Jaylen Hands scored a career-high 23 points and Prince Ali added 20 points to lead UCLA to a 106-73 win over Detroit Mercy on Sunday.
Aaron Holiday scored 16 points and UCLA held Cal State Bakersfield to 10-of-39 shooting in the second half, beating the Roadrunners 75-66 on Wednesday night.
These five NBA draft prospects are helping themselves with strong starts to the season, and could carve out a niche at the NBA level.
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