LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Turn Pro With Club Team In Lithuania

FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chino Hills’ LaMelo Ball, left, goes to the basket against De La Salle’s Jordan Ratinho during the second half of the CIF boys’ Open Division high school basketball championship game, in Sacramento, Calif. A basketball club from Lithuania says it has signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making them ineligible for college basketball. The Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas club, which plays in the Lithuanian league, says the brothers will report to the club “in early January,” in a website statement. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

A professional Lithuanian basketball club signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball’s two younger sons ineligible for college basketball.

The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA , where he was suspended after his shoplifting arrest during the team’s season-opening trip to China.

LaVar Ball recently removed 16-year-old LaMelo from Chino Hills High in California. His oldest son, Lonzo, is a rookie with the Lakers.

The Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas club, which plays in the Lithuanian league, said in a statement the brothers will report in early January. Their contracts run through the end of the current season.

“We are committed to their long-term success and development as professional basketball players,” said Vilius Vaitkevicius, the team’s sports director.

The Balls won’t be the first Americans to play for the club. Brad Tinsley, a former Vanderbilt guard, played for Prienai-Birstonas Vytautus between August and October. Tinsley declined to comment on his brief time with Prienai-Birstonas Vytautus when contacted Tuesday by The Associated Press.

By The Associated Press Dec 12. AP


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