Ashton West | Writer
THE Ball family has made a lot of noise as of late, with the three Ball brothers being declared stars at their respective levels and the leader of the Ball clan, Lavar making waves with the Big Baller Brand shoe announcement and bold statements regarding his sons. This past weekend in Long Beach, CA, LiAngelo Ball, the middle son played in the 2017 Ball is Life All-American Game where he showed off his range and passing ability.
AFTER a great performance in the 3pt contest and game, I caught up with LiAngelo to talk shoes, UCLA, and the Ball family. When asked why he was the best "Ball Bro" he simply stated, "The ways I can score, my versatility." LiAngelo impacts the game on both ends of the floor in a tremendous way. On the offensive end he is an excellent shooter and scorer. He is less of a distributor as his two brothers, but he is still a very good passer. On the defensive end, Gelo is a willing on ball defender.
LIANGELO described the Ball is Life All-American Game to be "A cool game and a fun time. Everyone can play so the atmosphere is great." LiAngelo was not lying. The talent on hand attracted numerous internet personalities and celebrities, not including hundreds of fans to make this event truly memorable. After snapping a picture with both Lavar and LiAngelo, my final question for LiAngelo was simple. "What message do you have for UCLA basketball fans?" Gelo responded confidently, "Look forward to a great season."
LONZO enters the 2017 NBA draft and is expected to go #1 overall. LiAngelo is beginning his journey at UCLA. LaMelo is preparing for his junior season of high school basketball after scoring 92 points in a single game during his sophomore season. Lavar has his eyes on the prize as Big Baller Brand is receiving national attention for their products.
I'd say things are going as planned for the Ball Brand.