Lavar Ball is pulling Lamelo Ball out from Chino Hills High School.
It appears Lamelo Ball is no longer attending Chino Hills High School as of Tuesday. According to Los Angeles Times, Lavar Ball is pulling his youngest son from high school, to get home-schooled and train him personally before he ventures off to UCLA in 2019.
"I'm going to make him the best basketball player ever," LaVar said over the phone to LA Times on Monday. And if you’re thinking to yourself will LaMelo play high school basketball still? The answer is no, and you’ll have to wait till next Spring to see him play travel ball. "They'll have to sit back and wait," LaVar added.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne reportedly also spoke with Lavar Ball on Monday on why he chose to pull out his youngest son from high school, and it apparently had to do all with the school’s new coach and administration.
“Im not dealing with the coach over there. Im not dealing with the administration over there. I don't want no distractions on Melo. So therefore Im going to home school him and make him the best basketball player ever.” Lavar told Ramona. “It’s a new coach and I don't like him one bit. He’s on track for UCLA, but he doesnt have to be dealing with those knuckleheads. Im not letting them mess with his head anymore. You can put that on the principal and the coach over there.”
“That coach has his own frame of mind on how he wants to play and who he picks in the team. Ok, y’all got all that going on, lets see how you do without my tutelage. Without me training those players at my house. It seems like anybody whose training over here that coach don't him in the team.”
"The coach made a comment the other day. He said, 'all those 50 shots a game, that's going to stop.' So I'm like, 'Wow,'" LaVar said. "And every kid he talks to, he asks which AAU program they play for and as soon as they mention my name, he goes the other way.” "I'm not going to put my son through all that."
LaMelo is currently ranked No. 7 in the ESPN 60 for his class.