Brothers LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball are going professional overseas.
Well it’s official people. LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball are going overseas to play basketball for the Lithuanian club team Prienu Vytautas. The story first made its way online Monday morning after the two parties were in serious talks of a deal happening, and now its official.
On Monday night, Big Baller Brand hopped on Instagram and announced that LiAngelo, who left UCLA two weeks ago, and youngest son LaMelo Ball, have signed a deal to play professional basketball for Club "Prienai" in Lithuania. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, it’s a one-year deal and they will report to the club in January. However, there’s no word yet as for what kind of money they’ll be receiving, but you know it's not chump-change.
“LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are Officially Professional Basketball Players. Both Ball Brothers have signed to play for Club "Prienai" in Lithuania. It's not about the money for the Ball Brothers. They have a passion to play Basketball and to experience playing as pros was the Goal. They have accomplished this mission and are excited to be playing on the same team to top it off. The Big Baller way!,” the caption of BBB’s IG post read.
This comes a week after their father, LaVar Ball, said that both sons had signed with an agent, effectively ending their NCAA careers.
Check out the announcement & signing of the Ball brothers (below) and sound off in the comments. Do you think either brother will succeed and make it to the NBA?