Since the age of two, Lonzo Ball was engrained in the game of basketball, rising the ranks alongside his two siblings until high school, when Lonzo began to capture the attention of the nation.
Leading his Chino Hills, California team to a 35-0 record, state title and consensus No. 1 ranking in the United States, Ball averaged a triple-double during the season.
Tallying averages of nearly 24 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists per contest, the All-American received the honors of Naismith Prep Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball USA and many others.
Suiting up for the UCLA Bruins, Ball’s electrifying playmaking skills were on display from day one, when Lonzo finished with 19 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in UCLA’s season-opening victory.
An expert in transition, crafty shot maker and court vision extraordinaire, Ball’s skills at point guard constantly makes those around him better.
Pinpoint passes, coast-to-coast finishes and an impressive basketball IQ are just a few of the many talents the 19-year-old showcased throughout the collegiate season, resulting in a 16-win improvement for the Bruins following his arrival.
On the defensive end, Ball’s a capable defender, utilizing his speed and length to close out on shooters and pick apart passing lanes.
Similar to many of his outings, Ball netted a near triple-double while securing a season-high in points versus Arizona. With 24 points, eight assists and six boards, the California native showed his long-range accuracy by hitting 4-of-8 threes.