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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Back to school? Report: LaMelo returning to high school....

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I'm hearing LaMelo Ball is returning to high school (somewhere in Ohio). I guess that means JBA is officially over

1:22 AM - 6 Nov 2018


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Don't know the exact school, but LaVar and Melo left JBA's Europe tour to join his new school/team in Ohio

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My youngest son Melo has decided to complete his Senior year of highshool at Spire Prep Academy in Geneva Ohio. He will earn his highschool diploma, and help lead his new team to W’s!
The Greatest Show in Highschool Hoops is Back! #classof2019 #MB1 #BBB

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject:

Seems to be the best place to showcase what he has? Haven't heard of the school though.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject:

Back to the education route he goes....better than the no school route for his older brother which resulted in no basketball job or future employment opportunities.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject:

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Brantley told ESPN that Ball was not compensated and never received payment for playing in Lithuania or in the JBA, keeping him eligible to play this season.


Wonder if this flies with the NCAA? LaVar did alot of damage to this kids career.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject:

Well done Lavar ... you ruined his college eligibility
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject:

I like the movie "Back to School" with Rodney Dangerfield..!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:18 am    Post subject:

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Well done Lavar ... you ruined his college eligibility


Doesn't matter. G-League has the alternative route.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:55 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
YSong wrote:
Well done Lavar ... you ruined his college eligibility


Doesn't matter. G-League has the alternative route.


That’s a much tougher jump to make though. We don’t even know if he would dominate the competition in college. He isn’t even as good as LiAngelo yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject:

If Lamelo plays well in High School, goes to the G-League and continues to play well, a team will take a chance on him. All he's got to do really is stay out of trouble. Talent's all there.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject:

LongBeachPoly wrote:
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Brantley told ESPN that Ball was not compensated and never received payment for playing in Lithuania or in the JBA, keeping him eligible to play this season.


Wonder if this flies with the NCAA? LaVar did alot of damage to this kids career.


Hmmm...he hired an agent as well.

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If you’ve been following the Ball family saga—particularly through Facebook’s “Ball in the Family”—you probably have some idea of who Harrison Gaines is. The CEO of SLASH Sports and Entertainment also serves as the agent for Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball under the Ball Sports Group.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject:

I wonder if other schools in Spire’s league will contest this. Can high schoolers hire agents? I mean they have Gaines on camera negotiating deals for Melo on Ball in the Family don’t they?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject:

The CAVS could use him
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject:

dont_be_a_wuss wrote:
I wonder if other schools in Spire’s league will contest this. Can high schoolers hire agents? I mean they have Gaines on camera negotiating deals for Melo on Ball in the Family don’t they?


it is a private school...plays mostly a national schedule....or at least travels a lot for tournaments like Oak Hill and others. He has some really good and interesting teammates....

Isaiah Jackson - a 5 Star 6'9" PF - Junior - #1 Player in Ohio 2020 Class
Rocket Watts - a high 4 Star 6'2" CG - Senior - #1 Player in Ohio 2019 Class

and Robert Bobroczky, the tallest high school basketball player in America @ 7'7"!
https://youtu.be/gpFLoP7NH54
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject:

sadly he will get better development here than those other leagues he played in. Playing in those circus games was a huge waste of time and likely already cemented in some very bad habits.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
sadly he will get better development here than those other leagues he played in. Playing in those circus games was a huge waste of time and likely already cemented in some very bad habits.


You remember him at Chino Hills? It was no less a circus.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
sadly he will get better development here than those other leagues he played in. Playing in those circus games was a huge waste of time and likely already cemented in some very bad habits.


He could have developed better in Lithuania if he tried listening to his coach and stopped trying to shoot ridiculous shots thinking he was Stephen Curry. He looked completely uncoachable and LaVar encouraging him didn’t help. He was a very dumb, selfish player and that needs to change if he wants to succeed at anywhere besides high school.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject:

Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Ohhhh, back to school. Back to school. Back to school.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
If Lamelo plays well in High School, goes to the G-League and continues to play well, a team will take a chance on him. All he's got to do really is stay out of trouble. Talent's all there.


You forgot one important part ....

Intelligence. I have yet to see that part.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject:

The kid developed bad habits in the JBA and seems to have an attitude issue.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject:

giordan0 wrote:
The kid developed bad habits in the JBA and seems to have an attitude issue.


Yeah. He really believes what his dad says about him
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:47 am    Post subject:

Looks like at least two schools have already backed out of playing SPIRE due to LaMelo’s controversial status. Apparently some schools are arguing their own eligibility would be in jeopardy if they play a game with LaMelo on the court, even if he was on the opponents squad.

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Oak Hill is led by Cole Anthony — a top 3 player in the class of 2019 — but the school was not willing to play the game against SPIRE if LaMelo was on the court. According to head coach Steve Smith, LaMelo playing in the game — even if he didn’t get paid as a professional, which is dubious because he signed a contract — would have jeopardized his entire team’s eligibility in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).

He told the Washington Post:

“I just told them, ‘We can’t jeopardize our school and our association and our affiliation with conferences,” Smith said. “They understood. I said we can play them if [Ball] doesn’t play, but they weren’t willing to do that.”
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject:

^^^^that just sounds weird to me.....do not recall a team being punished for playing against a team with an ineligible player.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject:

A college degree is invaluable. Sports is a maybe. I don't know it to be true but I sense LaVar living vicariously through his sons.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
If Lamelo plays well in High School, goes to the G-League and continues to play well, a team will take a chance on him. All he's got to do really is stay out of trouble. Talent's all there.


Thing is though the jump from high school to the G League is HUUUUUGE. High school is basically playing against kids. He can get away with his moronic plays against kids.

G League is against grown men that are experienced professionals and it’s a big step up from even college ball. If Lamelo can get on a team there and succeed it would be impressive. He would have to be A LOT better than he was in Lithuania. One thing he has going for him is he has time to grow up.

Talent isn’t everything. He still needs a brain, needs to be a team player, needs some effort on defense and needs to hit some shots.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
^^^^that just sounds weird to me.....do not recall a team being punished for playing against a team with an ineligible player.


Maybe no team has tried it before? Hypothetically, lets say a high school team agreed to an exhibition against the Rio Grande Vipers, would that cause a problem for them in their high school governing body?
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