Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
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Ball returns to high school

Ball returns to high school

LaVar Ball's youngest son, 17-year old LaMelo, will return to high school for his senior year to play ball for Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, following a brief stint playing professionally in Lithuania and in his father's Junior Basketball Association. Then it was LaMelo Ball withdrawing from Chino Hills HS to be homeschooled. 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 roster.

Ball, a 6-foot-7 point guard, left Chino Hills High School previous year while ranked the No. 7 recruit in the class of 2019 to be homeschooled, then later joined his brother LiAngelo to play for a team in Lithuania.

"I'm excited to return to school and rejoin my class on the court for my senior year", says LaMelo. "I thank my dad for the JBA Experience and playing overseas".

Ball's return to high school basketball may not be met with much fanfare, however, if only because he'll be states away from California, where he made a name for himself.

Ball averaged 40.0 points, 13.8 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 3.6 steals per game during the inaugural JBA season. During the first seven games of the JBA International Tour he averaged 29.9 points, 12.

Ball made the news official on Twitter saying he's also looking "forward to earning my high school diploma and winning with my new team!"

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