The one-and-a-half year saga between the Ball family and UCLA is now at a conclusion, when it was reported Monday that former Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball and his younger brother LaMelo Ball will sign for a professional team in Lithuania.
Multiple sources have reported the news, including Yahoo’s Shams Charania.
Sources: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have turned pro, signing one-year contracts with first division Lithuanian team Vytautas. They will report to the club in early January.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 11, 2017
LiAngelo began the season as a freshman on the UCLA Bruins, but created worldwide headlines when he and two other Bruins were arrested for shoplifting while the team was in China for the Pac-12 China game. When he and the other teammates returned home, they were immediately suspended indefinitely and last week, it was announced that their father LaVar Ball was pulling LiAngelo out of school.
LaMelo, a high school junior, held a scholarship offer from the Bruins, but with him turning professional, will no longer be eligible to play college basketball.
According to Charania, the duo will sign with Vyautas and will report to the club in January. There is still no word on when or if the other two Bruins freshmen–Cody Riley and Jalen Hill–will suit up for UCLA, as their suspension could last the entire season.
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