LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball have deal to play professionally in Lithuania

Report: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Nearing Deal With Lithuanian Club

Ball Brothers Sign With Tiny Lithuanian Club

Eccentric sports dad Lavar Ball has stayed true to his word of searching out an overseas basketball team to take on sons LiAngelo and LaMelo.

The outlet adds that agent Harrison Gaines fielded a number of worldwide deals for the brothers, but the signing with Vytautas Prienai offered the most potential for the players to find minutes.

LiAngelo Ball withdrew from UCLA last week after the school put him on indefinite suspension after he and two teammates were questioned by police for shoplifting while the team was in China, making embarrassing worldwide headlines, the Times said.

Both players will report to the team next month. Both will report to the team in early January, sources told Yahoo Sports.

The club, Vytautas Prienai, also plays in the Baltic League, which features a lower level of competition that could be key to both the Balls getting appreciable playing time.

LaVar Ball pulled his youngest son LiAngelo, 16, from Chino Hills high school in October vowing to home school him and get him ready for UCLA, which was more than two years away.

Yahoo Sports pointed out that former Gonzaga star Kevin Pangos and two-year National Basketball Association veteran Brandon Davies now play for the Lithuanian league's top team, Zalgiris. Tickets cost around 5 euros. It will be interesting to see the evolution of each of their career's overseas, since LaMelo is regarded as a legitimate potential National Basketball Association player and LiAngelo is not. The game was abandoned with 3 minutes to go at 65-65 after the coach was ejected due to some questionable calls.

Lithuania is one of the world's biggest basketball hotbeds per capita, and a great deal of curiosity and excitement flowed through the basketball community.

It will be interesting to see how the two brothers adapt to the different style of play in Lithuania and perform in the Baltic league.

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