Sports LaVar Ball: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo Have Signed with Agent

22:37  07 december  2017
22:37  07 december  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

LaVar: Sons going to Lithuania 'a good situation because I thought of it'

  LaVar: Sons going to Lithuania 'a good situation because I thought of it' LaVar Ball wants you to know moving his two youngest sons to Lithuania was all his idea - and a good one. The Big Baller Brand founder infamously pulled his middle son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA after growing tired of his indefinite suspension. It was later revealed both LiAngelo and younger brother LaMelo - who LaVar had previously pulled out of high school in favor of homeschooling - had signed professional contracts with Prienu Vytautas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.© Abbie Parr / Getty Images Sport / Getty"I think it's a good situation because I thought of it," the father told The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps. "I think it’s a great situation.

LaVar Ball (born October 23, 1967) is an American media personality and businessman who is the father of three basketball players: Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo, UCLA freshman guard LiAngelo , and LaMelo .

LaVar Ball told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, ending any speculation that LaMelo will play college basketball. The plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas.

a group of people posing for the camera© Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions The two younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball have signed with an agent with the intentions of playing basketball overseas, their father, LaVar Ball told ESPN.

By signing with an agent, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball mostly likely have forfeited their eligibility if they ever wanted to play college basketball

"I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said to ESPN.com. "I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team."

The agent, Harrison Gaines, also represents Lonzo Ball.

Report: LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball exploring options to sign professionally overseas

  Report: LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball exploring options to sign professionally overseas Two members of the Ball family are thinking about crossing the pond. Both LiAngelo Ball and younger brother LaMelo are beginning to explore options to play professional basketball overseas, sources told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. International teams have already been reportedly been contacted by Harrison Gaines, the representative for the two siblings, according to the report.

LaVar Ball announced on Thursday morning that his two youngest sons , LiAngelo and LaMelo , will be signing with their older brother Lonzo’s agent , Harrison Gaines. "I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said in an interview with ESPN.

LaVar Ball says sons LiAngelo and LaMelo have signed with an agent and will play overseas. By signing with an agent , LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball mostly likely have forfeited their eligibility if they ever wanted to play college basketball.

Earlier this week, LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA weeks after he and two other freshman were caught shoplifting in China prior to UCLA's season opener against Georgia Tech.

LaMelo Ball also withdrew from Chino Hills High School in California earlier this year.

LaVar Ball said he doesn't know what overseas teams are interested in his sons.

"I don't know the deals and who is offering what," LaVar Ball said. "I'm letting Harrison handle all that, but I know there are a few teams interested. I just need to get them playing again."

Lakers enforce 'LaVar Ball rule' to ban reporters from guest area at Staples .
The Los Angeles Lakers are set to enforce "an existing policy" that prohibits media members from going to the section of Staples Center designated for family and associates of players following games, reports ESPN's Chris Haynes. "It's not a new policy; it's an existing policy," a Lakers spokesperson told"It's not a new policy; it's an existing policy," a Lakers spokesperson told ESPN. "There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It's a privacy concern.

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