The Ball brothers, comprising Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, combined to score an incredible 93 points during their Big Ballers VXT team’s Adidas Uprising summer league game against the Atlanta Celtics, which were led by superstar point guard Kobi Simmons.
The Las Vegas game featured more invigorating scoring than almost any other summer circuit contest. The oldest and youngest brothers, Lonzo and LaMelo, both cracked the 30-point barrier, with Lonzo leading the way with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists in a 102-93 victory. LaMelo, who has yet to compete in a high school game, finished with 32 points while LiAngelo scored 25 in the victory. Both Lonzo and LiAngelo have committed to play at UCLA, and on the evidence of his performance on the Adidas Uprising circuit, UCLA coach Steve Alford could do a lot worse than burn up the text messages on his phone making sure he lands LaMelo, too.
Yet it’s the sheer percentage of Team VXT’s offensive output provided by the Ball brothers that is most startling. Keep in mind, this is a comprehensive all-star team, comprised of potential Division I level players at every position. That three brothers who produce virtually all that team’s offense is positively startling.
Or, perhaps it isn’t startling at all for the Ball brothers. With more shooting talent than many colleges in the hands of three teens, the Ball family could put on a touring jamboree worthy of admission tickets anytime it wants. If that jamboree happens to pitch up at UCLA, so be it.