JBA League

LaMelo Ball is Officially A Part of the JBA League with the LA Ballers


It was a joyous day. With 64 players, along with their family and friends, history was made when the JBA League players officially signed their contracts at yesterday’s media day. With LaVar Ball on hand, the Big Baller Brand CEO watched as the idea he and business partner, Alan Foster had months ago, came alive right before their very eyes.

While there’s nothing to take away from the other players now officially a part of the brand and the league, the main attraction was 16-year-old, LaMelo Ball who recently finished his first season with BC Vytautas of the LKL.

The significance of this move to have LaMelo join this league is that it was evident he was not fully enjoying his time overseas. However, LaVar realized with starting the JBA League, having LaMelo in the mix would greatly benefit the league, but more importantly allow him to be happy once again playing the game he loves.

Now, with the ink dried on the contract, the players immediately began getting to work, which was evidenced by the tenacity of the first practice yesterday.

LaMelo Ball signing his contract at JBA Media Day

Photo by David Chisolm

The players were clear on the expectations for training camp and to be in the best shape as possible, but with a team of only 8 players, it was a level of intensity they had yet to see with few breaks and hungry players on each team.

LaMelo on the other hand looked impressive early on. With him considered a Top 10 high school recruit prior to going pro, his talent was on full display as the now 6-foot-5 point guard showcased his speed and fluidity during drills and was often no match for some of his teammates.

Even more importantly has been the camaraderie LaMelo has with his teammates and other players in the league. He appears genuinely happy and excited to embark on a new chapter in his life.

The JBA League is here, and LaMelo Ball is ready to lead the Los Angeles Ballers to the first JBA League championship.

Brandon Williams is the Editor in Chief for Fresh Sports TalkYou can follow him on Twitter @TalkinWithFresh, or “Like” him on Facebook.

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