Give this to Arizona Compass Prep (Glendale, Ariz.) : It figured out a new way to slow down LaMelo Ball.
Ball, who rolled to 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in a SPIRE Academy (Geneva, Ohio) beatdown of Compass, was nevertheless briefly waylaid by an on-court streaker in the fourth quarter.
We use the term “streaker” loosely, because the young man who spent some uninvited time on the Glendale Community College court was never fully nude. Rather, he was just shirtless, still wearing a nice, fresh pair of shorts before he eventually sprinted out of the gym via an exit door.
As you can see in the highlight below, just as with the on court skirmish that emerged during a SPIRE game last week, LaMelo wanted nothing to do with the shirtless crusader, steering far wide of his berth.
As for the remainder of LaMelo’s performance, a more full accounting of his highlights follows below. It was another LaMelo performance, full of impressive shotmaking and offensive skills, as well as the occasional oddity.
A psuedo streaker certainly qualifies as that.