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LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball sign with Lonzo’s agent

Melo Ball's 16th Birthday

CHINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaVar Ball attend Melo Ball’s 16th Birthday on September 2, 2017 in Chino, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions )

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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with Lonzo’s agent and have thus forfeited their high school and collegiate eligibility, the father of the three, LaVar Ball, told ESPN on Thursday.

That puts an official end to the possibility of LaMelo playing college ball, something that seemed unlikely after LaMelo was pulled out of Chino Hill HS earlier this year.

“I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time,” LaVar told ESPN. “The priority is for the boys to play on the same team.”

It’s unclear where the pair will end up, but it will be interesting to see what level of basketball they end up playing at. LiAngelo would likely have been somewhere at the end of UCLA’s rotation had he played this season - he’s a stocky, 6-foot-5 shooter whose best position may be as a stretch four - while LaMelo is a young 16-year old that is still growing into his body.

Put another way, the best clubs in Europe - Real Madrid, Fenerbache, Olympiacos, CSKA Moscow, etc. - are not going to be clamoring to sign the duo.