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According to a report by SLAM
, LaMelo Ball
is returning to high school basketball.
Sort of. Possibly. How?
More of a training center than traditional high school, SPIRE is not a member of Ohio's OHSAA and operates independently. Michigan State commitment Mark "Rocket" Watts
and 7-foot-7 Robert Bobroczky
are among other players on the program's roster.
Even as an independent program, it's unclear how this all works out. Ball played professionally in Lithuania last winter as well as in his father's JBA.
He's also been a walking billboard for the Ball family's Big Baller Brand.
It's seems likely that some opponents will balk at the idea of competing
against Ball. GEICO Nationals hopefuls like La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
and St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)
are both on the schedule in November and may not want a
blemish on their resume against a team with a professional on the
Here's hoping this all works out because LaMelo is one of the most entertaining players to come along in recent years and a legitimate potential NBA talent.
As a sophomore at Chino Hills, Ball averaged nearly 27 points and 10 assists per game and famously authored a 92-point performance.