Ruzious wrote: dangermouse wrote:
Dat2U wrote:I feel comfortable saying LaMelo Ball is a really good prospect. Based on the early mock drafts I think he's underrated. He's got a lot of skill for guy that's now 6-8?
Speaking of LaMelo, he signed with my local teamhttps://www.hawks.com.au/news/article/illawarra-hawks-sign-lamelo-ball
So I will be getting to as many games to see him in person as possible, and considering Wiz will likely have a shot at grabbing him in our draft range, perhaps ill even give a regular scouting update with box scores etc.
Question I would ask - can he play in a team concept, or will he be air-balling 30 footers at the beginning of shot clocks.
Everyone says this, but we haven’t seen him play on a serious team yet to really show that side of his game.
LaMelo’s brother is a pro , who has a great IQ and will be able to expose him to the challenges/nuances of the pro game and what teams will be looking for. He’s going to spend a year playing with and against grown men in the Australian league, and I actually think he will he more prepared by the time he gets to the league than a lot of other prospects.
As long as he isn’t some punk a-hole (which I don’t believe he is, despite outward appearances it’s clear that Lavar raised his boys with a strong upbringing) and no red flags pop up, I see no reason why LaMelo can’t translate his talent to the next level. He mainly just needs to add strength , for right now.