How GOOD Is LaMelo Ball Actually? (Ft. NBA Potential, Shots, & More Deep Shots)

Sep 13, 2019
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LaMelo Ball just made his debut for the Australian Illawarra Hawks, but the real question is for the NBA. How good is LaMelo actually? #NBA #LaMelo
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LaMelo Ball has always been in the spotlight since his freshmen year of highschool, and now he’s finally out of high school, all 6’ 7” of him. The question is how good is LaMelo Ball actually?
We all remember the 15 year old taking over the nation, the kid that was supposed to go the UCLA, that was supposed to be one of the best in his class and he still is, right? We’ve lost touch with LaMelo, he went overseas, he played in the JBA, he just played his first game for the Australian Illawarra Hawks. With some mock drafts putting LaMelo as a top 10 pick while other drafts having him as a second rounder. Lonzo recently said that LaMelo was the most talented out of the ball brothers so let’s look at his game and just what he has to offer.
LaMelo Ball is somewhat of a mystery due to his circumstances. He started off in high school on an undefeated season in his freshmen year with both his older brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo. We all saw how he was special for his age, he could keep up with the juniors and seniors of high school basketball. In his sophomore year is when he exploded. Without Lonzo, LaMelo was given the keys to the team so we could really see what LaMelo could do and man did he not disappoint, he scored 92 points in a game, he even did this. He grew to 6’ 2” and LaMelo was pulling from everywhere, but there were concerns. There were times where he was too trigger happy, like in the state semi-finals when he shot 8 of 33 and missed 20 threes in a loss. I mean from the outside we all saw this kid goofing around, but he was just 15, so it makes sense. LaMelo was the most famous 15 year old in the nation. And then comes LaVar Ball. LaVar pulled out LaMelo from high school and put him overseas in Lithuania with LiAngelo.
So that’s why his last season in SPIRE institute was so special. LaMelo could compete with his peers, with the right competition that could be properly assessed. LaMelo has also grown to 6’ 6” and yeah he took some deep 3s, yeah he still had the razzle dazzle handles, but there was something different. There was calmness. His handles aren’t just flashy anymore, they were slow and more deliberate. Something that LeBron and Harden like to do. There are times where he is patient in finding an opening rather than rushing. LaMelo took shots in rhythm. He was capable of assessing the whole defense and deciding what was the right thing to do. With his now 6’ 7” height, it’s almost impossible to block him at that point guard spot. His jumpshot is also a quick release. But even I have to admit, this is something that I think could translate to the NBA, but something I’m not counting on.
Surprisingly that’s not the best part of LaMelo’s game. It’s his vision and floor general abilities. LaMelo has always made flashy passes in the fastbreak, but now it happens in the fastbreak and in a half-court setting. There are just plays where he finds his teammates out of nowhere. While LaMelo loves to shoot from deep, he also drives to the rim frequently. He finds teammates in stride, for their timing in the right pocket for them to easily shoot. He sees people in his peripherals and draws defenses in to create something for his teammates. He creates the opportunity and then acts on that opportunity. He’s a willing passer. That’s what makes him special, because he’s reading and reacting. Again, now he’s 6’ 7” and he’s a point guard. He would be the third tallest point guard in the league today behind Ben Simmons and the Goat Isaac Bonga.
On top of that, he’s one of the more creative finishers in high school. For a guy with not a lot of air time, he does a lot in the air. He’s able to stay in control despite moving the ball in different directions while in the air. A lot of times he’s deciding whether to pass or shoot while in the air, reading the defense, and then making the right play. So how good is LaMelo? LaMelo has size that you can’t teach for a point guard, special vision, deep range, and a good finishing ability. He definitely is worthy of a top 10 pick. Anytime you can get a 6’ 7” floor general that can shoot, that’s someone you can’t pass up. If he dominates overseas, I gotta think that he’ll be a top 5 pick. The NBA has seen the likes of Luka Doncic just take the league by storm and so the value of international play has gone up. Look past the early 15 year old LaMelo to the 18 year old LaMelo and it’s easy to see that LaMelo Ball is special. But what do you think? Will LaMelo be a top 10 pick? Will LaMelo be special in the NBA?

  • USworlds is having some serious upload issues smh Where will LaMelo go in the draft? So I played 2K for 24 hours and uhh this happened:

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      Santos HennessySantos HennessyYear ago
    • maybe pick 6

      Deep MannDeep MannYear ago
    • Fam I asked u for 3 straight years, what's ur bg music for basically every Nba video

      Kelvin LaiKelvin LaiYear ago
    • Probably like 10-15

      HenwyHenwyYear ago
    • 9:54 made me laugh so hard😂😂😂

      ninja zayninja zayYear ago
  • He is 6.7 he cant dunk.

    Dag DagiDag Dagi4 days ago
  • main question is those people they can not pull up on right hands..every time left hand

    Huanchen LiHuanchen Li6 days ago
  • Just is not impressed with him.

    Chuck DeMarcoChuck DeMarco17 days ago
  • what is wrong with these bros jumpshots??? not a hater, i liked this video

    Pranay FartyalPranay Fartyal4 months ago
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    AydinAydin4 months ago
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    Lawton HuynhLawton Huynh4 months ago
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    Jaylen and CarlosJaylen and Carlos4 months ago
  • Lamelo Ball is the #1 pick. HALF

    JoDGoatJoDGoat4 months ago
  • He def have skill but I think he need to get a lot bigger n stronger homie looks like a twig

    Ayan HussainAyan Hussain5 months ago
  • Well he’s predicted to go #1

    Hehehe AyeHehehe Aye5 months ago
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    Brian SK8Brian SK85 months ago
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    Luca Di SanoLuca Di Sano6 months ago
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    Mikes GameplexMikes Gameplex6 months ago
  • Imagine if he goes late 1st round and the clippers draft him. A very good ball handler is something they’re missing and if he was there they’d all thrive

    Josh wJosh w6 months ago
  • Lamelo is more of a 2 guard that can occasionally make flashy passes

    Josh wJosh w6 months ago
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    TGC G0dZTGC G0dZ6 months ago
  • Number1 pick

    Olivier BuenzeOlivier Buenze6 months ago
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    Goku fnm YTGoku fnm YT6 months ago
  • 500,000

    Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson6 months ago
  • 300

    Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson6 months ago
  • HALF

    Kingston JonesKingston Jones6 months ago
  • My ball are in HALF

    Keyblind -AsheKeyblind -Ashe6 months ago
  • half

    TrlfarquaadTrlfarquaad7 months ago
  • MJ2kallday: How good is lamelo actually is Me : quick answer : better than Lonzo + LiAngelo

    The Fun GuyThe Fun Guy7 months ago
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    Mike ClarkMike Clark7 months ago
  • Well this didn’t age well

    AndybchannelAndybchannel7 months ago
  • bro everything regardless over all # 1 pick fo sho

    Henry Lamelo LeeHenry Lamelo Lee7 months ago
  • 76ers definently

    Your Roblox Gf • 40 years agoYour Roblox Gf • 40 years ago7 months ago
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    Kubo DogKubo Dog7 months ago
  • top 10 and special

  • Their last name fits so well with what they do it’s like a movie or tv show

  • HAVE

    Aasim The 2k godAasim The 2k god7 months ago
  • 4:26 *NANI?!* *HAHAHAHAHAHA*

    Yul Franc JoyohoyYul Franc Joyohoy7 months ago
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    Emmanuel NicolasEmmanuel Nicolas7 months ago
  • Have

    Tricia BeesleyTricia Beesley7 months ago
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    Rcs HustleRcs Hustle7 months ago
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    Nas FlaggNas Flagg7 months ago
  • I had to stop watching .... too uneducated of an opinion. This kid will be a beast in the NBA... hope y’all ready

    BEATNICK 11BEATNICK 117 months ago
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    Yvng_ flickz-_-Yvng_ flickz-_-7 months ago
  • i did

    Dirk MartinDirk Martin7 months ago
  • Btw he is 6,6

    Unshown NoahUnshown Noah7 months ago
  • 4:29 the guy tapped melo on the head Jee melo chill

    Andi RichmanAndi Richman7 months ago
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    Life with KyroeLife with Kyroe7 months ago
  • Yes he will and is special

    Fortnite 13Fortnite 137 months ago
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    Cheikh AïdaraCheikh Aïdara7 months ago
  • Half🙏

    StxrzStxrz7 months ago
  • Lamelo is a shithead cocky weak no hops ugly shot I will never forget that pussy slap that guy should have k.o him for slapping like a pussy of he does get drafted he will not be anything just like his brother some flashes but no consistency of defense plus a crazy dad

    Matt SouzaMatt Souza7 months ago
  • lamelo destroyed the warriors!!! killed it hes damn good

    nanu chaudharinanu chaudhari7 months ago
  • he will be special

  • Lottery top 3

    Robert SimpsonRobert Simpson7 months ago
  • Wolves need to pick him up

    RandomStuffTikTokRandomStuffTikTok7 months ago
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    Andrew AzzoAndrew Azzo7 months ago
  • 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

    Orlando NanceOrlando Nance7 months ago
  • I want him to be special in the NBA just because he put so much work back into getting better at the game despite all the issues he went though dragging him down.

    Kevin JeongKevin Jeong7 months ago
  • Melo now is different he s more on asst and playmaking

    Exequiel SendonExequiel Sendon7 months ago
    • Oh i didnt finish the vid hehe

      Exequiel SendonExequiel Sendon7 months ago
  • 4:26 thatt slapp boi

    m km k7 months ago
  • I was weak when he slapped dude😂😂

    Pedro HernandezPedro Hernandez7 months ago
  • Have

    Xanzz ψXanzz ψ7 months ago
  • Well no one is getting drafted because coronavirus

    jesser jrjesser jr7 months ago
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    WonderBoy YTWonderBoy YT7 months ago
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    Balder YtterhusBalder Ytterhus7 months ago
  • 9:36 it was a travel hahahha

    gab 12gab 127 months ago
  • Half bro

    RoEdRoEd7 months ago
  • Damn he's perfect pg, iwish im the same :" dude im only 5 feet

    Samuel WinotoSamuel Winoto7 months ago
  • #half

    Gavin McMillanGavin McMillan7 months ago
  • pretty much ben simmons but he can shoot

    i ate at burger kingi ate at burger king7 months ago
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    Savvy NomSavvy Nom7 months ago
  • Turn on subtitles at 0:00

    Kevin EapenKevin Eapen7 months ago
  • 4.0 mock drafts think differently 👀

    Bob FakingtonBob Fakington7 months ago
  • He’s gonna be something special I can tell

    CashCash7 months ago
  • Ugliest jump shot I've ever seen.

    Travis WilliamsTravis Williams7 months ago
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    John shoemake _John shoemake _7 months ago
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    Rene EspinozaRene Espinoza7 months ago
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    Tim DaGoatTim DaGoat7 months ago
  • Rip Kobe scores 81 this dude 92

    Audra KnopAudra Knop7 months ago
  • Yes du

    Ankle_breaker19r playsAnkle_breaker19r plays7 months ago
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    Malte FredmanMalte Fredman8 months ago
  • Good stuff bro salute

    SandopicturesSandopictures8 months ago
  • Jimmy high roller

    Scott SmithScott Smith8 months ago
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    Matthew WaltersMatthew Walters8 months ago
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    Dereon HeardDereon Heard8 months ago
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    Jerry NgJerry Ng8 months ago
  • Everyone likes to bring up that JBA “scruffle” as if Melo was the instigator or his reaction being a sign of his immaturity. You see players in the league react a lot worse to a ref giving a tech.

    Ashley KingAshley King8 months ago
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    Just JboyJust Jboy8 months ago
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    syko unkn0wknsyko unkn0wkn8 months ago
  • Anyone else stop watching this bc off annoying this guys voice is??

    vinnie gallevinnie galle8 months ago
  • Have

    Civil YTCivil YT8 months ago
  • He’s gonna better he has more training and more experience

    Brandon FuentesBrandon Fuentes8 months ago
  • something is wrong with you! YESS!!

    Apprentice ShogunApprentice Shogun8 months ago
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    TD1 ZENTD1 ZEN8 months ago
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    Caden HallCaden Hall8 months ago
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    Optic SwayyzzzOptic Swayyzzz8 months ago
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    Drip OceanDrip Ocean8 months ago
  • 1st pick, 2nd or 3rd it doesnt matter he still going to be a good pick

    AvengerX SavageAvengerX Savage8 months ago
  • Listen lamelo compared to lebron he is the least cocky

    Amber MirandaAmber Miranda8 months ago
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    Will BryanWill Bryan8 months ago
  • Have

    Relay0Relay08 months ago
  • #1 draft pick

    Abdu OunAbdu Oun8 months ago
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    cole the bowLLcole the bowLL8 months ago