LiAngelo Ball, brother of LaMelo and Lonzo Ball, will sign a contract with the NBA G League according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Gelo will be eligible for this year’s NBA G league draft where he could potentially be picked by the Hornets’ affiliate team, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm currently hold the No. 26 overall pick in the draft.
After playing for the Hornets in Summer League, LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball will enter the Oct. 23 Draft, where he could be candidate for Charlotte’s Greensboro affiliate.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2021
Ball last played for the Charlotte Hornets in the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.6 points per game and 2.0 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game while shooting 34.5 percent from the three-point line.
Prior to his time in Vegas, Ball went undrafted in 2018, playing overseas in Lithuania in the Junior Basketball Association. He then signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder G League but the season ended due to COVID-19. He then signed a training camp deal with the Detroit Pistons, however he didn’t make the final roster.
Now, Gelo will have another opportunity in the G League.