Sport LaVar Ball: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo Have Signed with Agent

22:51  07 december  2017
22:51  07 december  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

LaVar Ball Withdraws LiAngelo Ball From UCLA Without Playing a Game

  LaVar Ball Withdraws LiAngelo Ball From UCLA Without Playing a Game LiAngelo Ball has withdrawn from the UCLA men's basketball team upon request of his father, Lavar, according to TMZ Sports and ESPN. "We are exploring other options with Gelo," LaVar Ball told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "He's out of there."LiAngelo Ball, 18, was in his freshman year but did not play a game for the Bruins. He was one of three players suspended indefinitely after being arrested for shoplifting on a trip to China before the team's season opener against Georgia Tech.LiAngelo is the brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, who played just one season at UCLA before declaring for the NBA draft.

LaVar Ball (born October 23, 1967) is an American media personality and businessman who is the father of three basketball players: Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo, UCLA freshman guard LiAngelo , and LaMelo .

LaVar Ball told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, ending any speculation that LaMelo will play college basketball. The plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas.

a group of people posing for the camera © Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions The two younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball have signed with an agent with the intentions of playing basketball overseas, their father, LaVar Ball told ESPN.

By signing with an agent, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball mostly likely have forfeited their eligibility if they ever wanted to play college basketball

"I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said to ESPN.com. "I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team."

The agent, Harrison Gaines, also represents Lonzo Ball.

Earlier this week, LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA weeks after he and two other freshman were caught shoplifting in China prior to UCLA's season opener against Georgia Tech.

LaMelo Ball also withdrew from Chino Hills High School in California earlier this year.

LaVar Ball said he doesn't know what overseas teams are interested in his sons.

"I don't know the deals and who is offering what," LaVar Ball said. "I'm letting Harrison handle all that, but I know there are a few teams interested. I just need to get them playing again."

LaVar Ball not staying silent after meeting with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka .
LaVar Ball says he and Lakers upper management are just trying to do "what's best for the team," but he also says he will continue to speak his mind. He also believes he knows how best to coach his son.The elder Ball and his business manager sat down with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka on Nov. 29 in LA before the team's game against the Warriors, ESPN.com reported Tuesday night.

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