LiAngelo Ball’s dream of playing in the NBA took another important step on Monday afternoon.
The middle Ball brother, who played for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League this year, has signed a contract with the G League, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
As a result, he’s eligible for the upcoming G League draft on October 23. Charania reports that Ball could be a candidate to play for the Hornets’ Greensboro affiliate.
In five Summer League games, Ball averaged 9.6 points in 17.4 minutes per appearance. He even hit a viral buzzer-beater against the San Antonio Spurs.
After playing for the Hornets in Summer League, LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball will enter the Oct. 23 Draft, where he could be candidate for Charlotte’s Greensboro affiliate.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2021
LiAngelo Ball, who turns 23 in November, briefly spent time with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League in March 2020. However, he did not appear in a game after COVID-19 halted the season.
Ball was in training camp with the Detroit Pistons in 2020 but was waived without appearing in a preseason game. Prior to that, he played overseas and with the Los Angeles Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association following a short stint at UCLA.
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