LaMelo Ball introduced at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio

With the talent comes his father, LaVar, and some insane comments

Ben Fontana
November 09, 2018 - 4:23 pm
PRIENAI, LITHUANIA - JANUARY 09: LaMelo Ball of Vytautas Prienai prior to the match between Vytautas Prienai and Zalgiris Kauno on January 9, 2018 in Prienai, Lithuania.

(Photo by Alius Koroliovas/Getty Images)


High school basketball stand-out LaMelo Ball was introduced as the newest member of the Spire Institute's basketball team on Friday afternoon, about an hour east of Cleveland by car.

Spire basketball's head coach Jermaine Jackson hyped up Ball's arrival by saying ""We got the guy who can make the blind see and the cripples walk in LaMelo Ball."

After the 17-year-old's senior season in Geneva, the plan for the former UCLA commit is to play college basketball, like his older brother Lonzo did with the Bruins.

While the statement is undeniably a stretch, the youngest Ball was a former 5-star recruit before deciding to play professionally in Lithuania for a season, and his talent is undeniable.

But, with LaMelo's talent, comes his father LaVar Ball, and all his energy hyping up his son.

"Since LeBron left, I brought you a Ball boy," LaVar said at a press conference in Geneva on Friday afternoon.

If you want to see all of the hoop-la surrounding the former Chino Hills, California resident LaMelo Ball, now, he's right in your backyard.