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LaVar Ball says younger sons aiming to play overseas after one, LiAngelo, was arrested for shoplifting during most recent trip abroad

Ball Snr pulled his sons out of education to focus on moulding them for basketball’s big time

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 December, 2017, 10:13am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 December, 2017, 3:58pm

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Thursday that his younger sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with an agent with an eye toward playing for the same team overseas.

“I don’t care about the money,” LaVar Ball said. “I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team.”

LiAngelo Ball was one of three University of California at Los Angeles players arrested in China for shoplifting and later released.

He was suspended indefinitely by UCLA over what became an international incident, and LaVar Ball pulled him from the university on Monday saying he was frustrated a the lack of a definite length of time for the suspension.

LaVar Ball reportedly removes son LiAngelo from UCLA saying he will focus him on NBA draft

LaMelo Ball withdrew from Chino Hills High School in California early in his third year. He was originally expected to be pointed at a university playing career at UCLA, but that plan has now changed.

“He’s not going to play college basketball,” LaVar Ball said.

Agent Harrison Gaines represents all three Ball sons, including Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo.

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LaVar Ball, whose bombastic public comments have sometimes overshadowed his talented trio of sons, says that wherever the two youngest end up playing he will spend time there overseeing their progress.