LaMelo Ball Returning To High School; Joining Spire Institute

Aubrey Yates
November 8, 2018

"I thank my dad for the JBA Experience and playing overseas. I can't wait to play with my peers".

Justin Brantley, Spire's associate academy director, told ESPN that head coach Jermaine Jackson has trained Brandon Ingram, who plays with Lonzo Ball on the Lakers, the past few summers. He said as well this relationship managed to help bring both sides together.

Ball made the news official on Twitter saying he's also looking "forward to earning my high school diploma and winning with my new team!" He described that the prominent basketball player has looked to really focus on his game, along with his education, and of course, eventually graduate.

After all, the furthest thing on his mind is Basketball, considering the decision he made and he is able to develop somewhere else. "It's all the components that Spire provides".

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Ball will be joining Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, a prep school, per SLAM, that will face off against some of the top prep schools in the country this season, giving Ball a chance to show scouts his skills against the best prospects in the country.

The 17-year-old hoops phenom from left Chino Hills (California) High School last year to pursue a professional career, which led him to Lithuania and to the USA for a brief stint in the JBA League, a professional league formed by LaVar. In the summer of 2018, he joined the Los Angeles Ballers in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) before now moving to SPIRE.

"He is a scorer, he is a player, and he is a facilitator. Do what you do and I'm going to sit back and watch you do what you do". "It just really adds to the dynamic of what we're creating and producing here".

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