Now that LaVar Ball has officially burnt the bridge between his sons and UCLA, LaMelo Ball will have to consider other programs if he wants to play at the collegiate level. Well, the talented guard generated quite the buzz on social media with his subtle comments about his future.
With LaMelo Ball looking to follow in Lonzo Ball's footsteps, he brought up two options he'd consider for basketball in USC and Kansas. Considering how passionate Jayhawks supporters are with their team, it didn't take long for this list of schools to frighten the fan base in Lawrence.
Despite all the talent that every member of the Ball family has on the hardwood, it's impossible to ignore the media circus that comes with them. Over the past few years, the distractions have outweighed the actual production for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers or UCLA Bruins.
LaVar Ball is ultimately the head of operations for his family, and there are too many occasions where he oversteps his boundaries.
Kansas is normally in the mix for top recruits, but it won't happen this time around, per Matt Tait of KUSports.
Sources within the KU basketball program told me Wednesday night that the Jayhawks were not recruiting Lonzo Ball’s youngest brother nor had they ever had contact with LaMelo or his family about recruiting him to play at Kansas.
Ball currently plays for the SPIRE institute in Ohio. He also spent time overseas and with Chino Hills alongside his brothers.
The Jayhawks already have an elite guard in Devon Dotson, who is only a freshman. Although he could potentially leave for the NBA, another year would serve him well.
As for the USC Trojans, perhaps they'll land the marquee recruit to rebuild their program.