Report: LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball ‘In Serious Discussions’ To Sign With Lithuanian Club

Update (December 11): It’s official. Big Baller Brand is going worldwide.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, LaMelo and LiAngelo have signed one-year deals with Vytautas Prienai.

LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo Ball, 19, agreed to deals with Vytautas that will allow the two prospects to start their careers in a competitive professional league with a history of producing NBA players and focus on development. Both will report to the team in early January, sources told Yahoo Sports. 

NBA players Jonas Valanciunas, Aron Baynes, Donatas Motiejunas, Mindaugas Kuzminksas, and 2017 second-round pick Isaiah Hartenstein have all played in the same Lithuanian league.

Original Story: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have been hanging in limbo since they were pulled from Chino Hills HS and UCLA, respectively. The wait to see where they will play next could be over soon.

According to a report from Woj and DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony, the brothers are “in serious discussions” to sign deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas:

According to Givony, Melo and Gelo likely wouldn’t see major playing time for the club in the Lithuanian League, but could develop in the lower level Baltic League and play either for free or for a low salary:

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