LiAngelo Ball is often forgotten about in the discourse of the Ball family.
His older brother Lonzo Ball just signed a four-year $80 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, and his younger brother LaMelo Ball just won Rookie of the Year last year playing with the Charlotte Hornets.
But LiAngelo can play too, and through three games in NBA Summer League with the Charlotte Hornets, he’s proven that.
In four games, Ball has scored 42 total points (10.5 points per game) and provided the Hornets with lethal outside shooting from deep with 41.7 percent shooting from 3-point range (6.0 attempts per game).
Ball’s first game of Summer League—which came against the Portland Trail Blazers veteran-laden squad—may have been his best though, as he finished the contest with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three.
Gelo has even provided some highlight plays, hitting a halfcourt shot to beat the buzzer on Thursday against the Spurs.
Further, while his offensive skillset has received the most attention, he’s attempting to make an impact on both ends, recording 1.5 steals per game in Las Vegas.
While Gelo has come out and shown to be competitive in an NBA setting, it’s unclear what the future holds for the 22-year-old guard. That being said, many are under the impression that Ball’s performance this summer could be enough to land him a two-way deal.
The only thing that is clear now is that LiAngelo—like Lonzo and LaMelo—is not to be ignored.