26. LaMelo Ball

The path for LaMelo Ball to the NBA might be a template for others to follow, though few people have a father like LaVar Ball.

The youngest Ball brothers forewent college, playing overseas and ationally in his father’s developmental league, honing his skills and parlaying that to a Third Overall Pick in the 2020 Draft.  Many predicted that LaMelo would become the best in the family, and early in his career, that appears to be the case.

Ball started the 2020-21 Season on the bench, but the Hornets gave him more time and the starting position at Point Guard by mid-season.  Ball won the Rookie of the Year, averaging 15.7 Points and 6.1 Assists per Game.  He progressed as a sophomore, representing Charlotte in the All-Star Game, averaging 20.1 Points per Game and finishing in the top in Assists (7.6) and Steals (1.6) per Game.

If the Hornets can hold on to Ball for a decade, he should make the top of this list.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the NBA Draft 11/18/20.
  • Games Played: 126
  • Per Game Averages:

    30.9 MP
    .512 eFG%
    .826 FT%
    18.3 PTS
    6.4 RB
    7.0 AST
    1.6 STL
    0.4 BLK

  • Advanced Stats:

    18.9 PER
    .549 TS%
    4.7 VORP
    8.7 WS

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2022)
    Rookie of the Year (2021)
    First Team All-Rookie (2021)

CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT CAPITAL ONE ARENA IN WASHINGTON, DC

Feb 08, 2023

Buy your Tickets to see Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC HERE for as little as $15!

Washington Wizards
Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT BROOKLYN NETS AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN, NY

Mar 05, 2023

Buy your Tickets to see Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY HERE for as little as $54!

Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT NEW YORK KNICKS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK, NY

Mar 07, 2023

Buy your Tickets to see Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY HERE for as little as $106!

New York Knicks
Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE HORNETS AT CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AT ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE IN CLEVELAND, OH

Apr 09, 2023

Buy your Tickets to see Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH HERE for as little as $32!

Cleveland Cavaliers
Charlotte Hornets
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh