The Big Baller Brand has become one of the most identifiable brands in US Basketball and apart from its leader, LaVar Ball and its array of triple B merchandise, are three sons who have been groomed to become basketball superstars. While the eldest, Lonzo Ball has already made his way onto the big leagues for the LA Lakers, the youngest son in the family, LaMelo Ball is still well on his way to becoming a major part of the Big Baller Brand.
Although he is still at college age, LaMelo Ball has become one of the most popular young basketball players in the world and he currently plies his trade with the Illawarra Hawks in the National Basketball League, having abandoned college to compete in the Australian basketball league instead. There is so much to learn about LaMelo and you will read all about them below.
Who is LaMelo Ball and How Old is He?
LaMelo Ball was born on the 22nd of August, 2001 in Chino Hills, California to LaVar and Tina Ball. His birth came as the third in the Ball family and at the age of four, he joined the family business – Basketball. He was four years old when he began playing basketball with his brothers and he grew up under the coaching tutelage of his father, LaVar Ball, playing on teams like Big Ballers VXT and Amateur Athletic Union.
At the high school level, LaMelo Ball who had spent his formative years playing against older and bigger opponents brought his skill and talents to his high school team at Chino Hills High School. Despite being one of the youngest players in his high school team, LaMelo made his team’s Freshman All-American First Team.
Over the course of his high school career, LaMelo Ball recorded a number of individual accolades for his high school, including setting a record as the second-highest scoring performance in California high school basketball history with 92 points in a game.
He left high school for a brief period and competed at a professional level in countries like Lithuania and Japan. Following his return to high school, where he joined SPIRE Institute, LaMelo Ball continued to compete as a high school basketball player and eventually graduated in 2018.
His professional career has seen him play for teams like Prienai, Los Angeles Ballers, and Illawarra Hawks, a National Basketball League team in Australia, which he joined in June 2019.
The popularity which he gained via his talents and his family’s influence has made him one of the most popular teenage basketball players in the world, with media coverage from major sports media outlets like ESPN, Rivals.com and USA Today.
Outside of basketball, LaMelo Ball has also appeared in a segment of WWE Raw, along with his brother, Lonzo and his father, LaVar. During the segment, LaMelo famously recorded shouting, ‘Beat that nigga ass’.
Rarely do you have basketball players with famous parents but LaMelo Ball is one of the few exceptions. His father is LaVar Ball while his mother is Tina Ball. His mother, Tina, was a college basketball player and has since become a coach while his father, LaVar Ball is a media personality and businessman. Both his parents are the owners of the Big Baller Brand and together, they appear on the Facebook Watch reality show along with his siblings, Ball in the Family.
LaMelo Ball’s Net Worth
With the help of the influence of the Big Baller Brand and his own income as a professional player in the Australian Basketball League, LaMelo Ball has been able to personally amass a significant amount despite his young age. He is believed to be worth an estimated $700 thousand with a significant portion of it coming from his Big Baller Brand signature show, Melo Ball 1.
You are never too young to find love and LaMelo Ball has found his own in Ashley Alvano, a young lady the basketball player is reportedly dating. The two of them reportedly began dating shortly before LaMelo’s 16th birthday and they have remained together ever since. As customary of modern relationships, the couple hasn’t shied away from expressing their affection for each other on the social media platform.
Height and Weight
Having committed to basketball since he was a child, LaMelo has developed a great physical build that will make him a superstar in the near future. LaMelo Ball stands at an incredible and towering height of 6 feet 6 inches and he has a listed bodyweight of 82 kg.