High school basketball player LaMelo Ball, last seen calling his shot from half court, scored 92 points tonight. Ball is the youngest brother of UCLA star Lonzo, and he’s currently a high school sophomore at Chino Hills HS (Ca). Chino Hills had a 60-game winning streak going until they lost on Sunday to Oak Hill, and Ball took it out on poor Los Osos High tonight. Middle Ball brother LiAngelo, a UCLA-bound senior, sat out tonight with an ankle injury and it was open season for LaMelo.
|Lamelo (left) and Stephen Curry|
LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of UCLA’s star freshman Lonzo Ball, scored 92 points — 41 in the fourth quarter — to help Chino Hills beat Los Osos 146-123 on Tuesday night.
He only had 29 points at half-time. He made 37 of 61 shots from the floor, including seven of 22 from behind the three-point line, hit 11 of 14 free throws and had seven assists and five rebounds.
Their other brother, LiAngelo, who leads Chino Hills in scoring, sat out because of an ankle injury. LaMelo and LiAngelo are both committed to UCLA like Lonzo, who is projected to be a top-five pick in the 2017 NBA draft.
All three brothers were on the Chino Hills team that beat De La Salle in the CIF Open Division state championship game in March.
Chino Hills (26-1) had won 60 straight games before losing to Oak Hill Academy last Saturday — in which LaMelo scored 36 points.
Lonzo tweeted: “Well I mean that’s one way to bounce back after a loss … I see you lil bro.”
LaMelo took the internet by storm last year when a video of him pulling up from halfcourt and draining the shot went viral.
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