The youngest brother of an explosive basketball trio, LaMelo Ball demanded attention by nonchalantly calling and draining a half-court shot.
His oldest sibling, Lonzo, is a starting guard for the 13-0 UCLA Bruins. LiAngelo, the middle child, plays alongside LaMelo at Chino Hills (California) High School, where the senior registered 128 points during two dominant games last month.
Not willing to get outdone by his brothers, LaMelo walked up to the court, pointed to the half-court logo, stopped and made a deep shot look ordinary.
He also tested his shooting range last week by starting the game with a jumper closer to midcourt than the three-point line:
These displays may frustrate his coach, but the sophomore guard is displaying the exceptional talent that caused UCLA to welcome his commitment at age 13.