Ball had allegedly not gotten along with the new Chino Hills High School head coach, as both were apparently at odds over the style of play the team was running. I am disappointed it couldn't have worked better for LaMelo and the players. Still, this is freakish even by LaVar's standards, as the high school season has not yet begun and he is seemingly evaluating Latimore on distant information as a result.
LaVar Ball, the enthusiastic yet at-times abrasive father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, is reportedly pulling his youngest son out of high school in order to homeschool and train him, as he continues to excel in the sport in his own right.
The loss of LaMelo from the high school ranks will have a major impact on Southern California basketball.
"It's good for Melo", his father said. "Less distractions. He just needs to focus".
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All three Ball brothers played on the 2015-16 Chino Hills team that went 35-0 and won a mythical national championship. Baik moved to Los Angeles Fairfax High last season; he said it was to cut down on the long commute from his home.
After the game, LaVar confronted the coach, demanding an explanation for his tactics.
The next time people will be able to see his son LaMelo play is during the following spring in travel ball, which could affect his ranking coming into 2019 - when he's slated to attend and sign with UCLA, like his two older brothers did.