LaMelo Ball

Position: PG                  From:  Australia (USA)                       Class/YOB: 2001

Height: 6’7                    Weight: 180                        Wingspan:

Strengths:

  • Great size and length for a point guard. Sees over most guards and is able to maximize his vision
  • Playmaking ability is already at an NBA level. LaMelo is a creative passer that has the feel and vision to control games when his shot is not falling
  • Probes in the pick-and-roll, constantly waiting for the defense to make a mistake. He can find the roll man, throw pinpoint cross-court passes to shooters, or he can hit threes with time. Also has a reliable floater out to 12-feet
  • Uses his length to guard multiple positions. LaMelo has good anticipation shooting the passing lanes and getting deflections
  • Plus rebounder at the guard spot. He’s taller than the average wing, so he doesn’t hesitate grab-and-go in transition
  • No stranger to the spotlight. He has matured exponentially as a leader and player over the last couple of years. Still a teenager, Ball is going to come into the NBA ready to play

Weaknesses:

  • His slight build will be a problem when dealing with physical defenders or while trying to fight over screens
  • Just an average athlete. Not very explosive or quick
  • Takes a lot of off-balance jump shots. There is no questioning his shooting range. Maintaining consistent balance on his threes could make a huge difference in his efficiency from range
  • He doesn’t possess much of a mid-range game. He either shoots threes or gets into his runner/floater game. Rarely takes pull-ups. Should look to add that to his game
  • Still can try to be too flashy with his passes when a simple pass would get the job done
PPG:RPG:APG:SPG:BPG:TPG:FG%3PT%FT%
17.07.66.81.60.12.537.5%25.0%72.3%