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LaMelo Ball is making his return to the prep high school circuit

08 November 2018

The Ball family has been in the headlines on a consistent basis over the previous year, and now we've got blockbuster news for the OH state high school basketball world.

Prior to dropping out of Chino Hills High School in California to play overseas, LaMelo ranked 7th in the country in the Class of 2019, and it will be interesting to see how he stacks up against the country's top prospects this season.

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While LaMelo exhausted both his NCAA and high school eligibility by turning pro, Spire doesn't compete in a traditional high school athletics body.

Going against elite high school prospects in a controlled environment will give National Basketball Association scouts a better idea of where the 17-year-old is in his development.

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According to ESPN, Ball said in an interview that he is excited to return to school and rejoin the class on the court for his senior year. "I thank my dad for the JBA Experience and playing overseas".

What this next chapter holds for LaMelo Ball remains to be seen, but it's clear that he's happy to be back on US soil. I learned and matured so much. "I guess that means JBA is officially over", a report revealed. I think it helped my development. During his time in the JBA - which ended with a championship for the Los Angeles Ballers - LaMelo averaged 40.0 points, 13.8 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 3.6 steals per game. During the first seven games of the JBA International Tour he averaged 29.9 points, 12.

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LaMelo boarded a cross-Atlantic flight back to LA on Monday and is expected to start at Spire in the coming days. Previous year he dropped out of Chino Hills. Expect it all to return this season to a social media feed near you.

LaMelo Ball is making his return to the prep high school circuit