Basketball

LaMelo Ball to be home-schooled, no more Chino Hills

LaMelo Ball, Chino Hills

via Michelle Gardner, Daily Bulletin

The era of the basketball-playing Ball brothers at Chino Hills looks like it is officially over.

Various media outlets reported today that family patriarch LaVar Ball plans to withdraw 16-year-old LaMelo and have him home-schooled the next two years.

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Ball is the youngest of the three brothers, including Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, the second overall draft choice in the NBA last year, as well UCLA freshman LiAngelo.

LaVar Ball, center, is shown with his sons and Chino Hill High School basketball stars, LiAngelo, left, and LaMelo, right, at their home in Chino HIlls, CA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The family wears the Big Baller Brand line of clothing that LaVar started. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Two years ago with all three in the Chino Hills fold, the Huskies went 35-0 and finished No. 1 in 10 national polls. Last season was a bit of a disappointment however as the Huskies lost in the Open Division semifinals of the CIF playoffs.

The school parted ways with coach Stephan Gilling, whose relationship with LaVar turned rocky early in the season.

The Huskies went 30-3 with LaMelo averaging 27.8 points and 7.8 assists. He made national headlines when he scored 92 points in a Baseline League game against Los Osos.

The first game has yet to be played this season but LaVar was already rumored to have been at odds with Gilling’s successor Dennis Latimore.

More to come..