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LaMelo Ball Is Reportedly Getting Recruited To Play Overseas

lamelo ball walks off of the court during a summer league game

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: LaMelo Ball, brother of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, walks off the court after shooting baskets as part of a promotion during a timeout of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lonzo Ball isn't the only member of his family who could be on the move this month. The younger brother of the now-New Orleans Pelicans point guard is reportedly getting recruited to play overseas.

Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that LaMelo Ball, 17, is reportedly getting recruited by an overseas league.

LaMelo Ball, a five-star point guard who spent this past year at SPIRE Academy in Ohio, could end up in Australia.

The NBL is reportedly "in pursuit."

"That's the NBL program aimed at giving NBA prospects an alternative to college in the year before becoming draft eligible," he reports. "The Illawarra Hawks of the NBL have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for LaMelo Ball, but 'Next Stars' contracts are negotiated with the league rather than individual teams and players are then placed by the league with various franchises."

LaMelo Ball is considered to be a five-star recruit for his class, though he won't be playing in college. It's unclear if he would be eligible by the NCAA.

The NBL has already signed one five-star prospect from the 2019 class in R.J. Hampton, who's playing for the New Zealand Breakers.