LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Nearing Deal With Lithuanian Club

Report: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Nearing Deal With Lithuanian Club

Ball Brothers Sign With Tiny Lithuanian Club

That said, the two younger brothers of Lonzo Ball - LiAngelo, 18, and LaMelo, 16 - have reached a deal to play for a team in the highest level of the Lithuanian league. Every country's playing basketball, Lithuania included.

This emerging organization hopes to gain some publicity from the Ball Brothers and father LaVar Ball.

They have now committed to a Lithuanian team that won a championship last season and plays in competitive games in the Baltic and Lithuanian leagues, which includes teams that participate in EuroCup (Lietkabelis) and EuroLeague (Zalgiris). He was taken out of Chino Hills (Calif.) High to be home-schooled for his junior year.

The Ball Brother sign deal with Prienu VytautasWhat's the story?

The Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas club, which plays in the Lithuanian league, said in a statement that the brothers will report to the club "in early January".

Prienu Vytautuas, or BC Prineai as it's often called, is a low-level club from a small, non-English speaking village of roughly 10,000 people in southern Lithuania.

Report: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Nearing Deal With Lithuanian Club

LiAngelo did not appear in a game for the Bruins this season before leaving school.

The team is 4-1 in the Baltic League, its lone loss coming on a forfeiture. Even so, his shot selection is questionable and he has struggled to impact winning.

ESPN reported that the team and the Ball family were involved in negotiations Monday before finalizing an agreement later in the day. Tickets cost around 5 euro.

LaMelo Ball initially was targeted to play at UCLA in two years by his father, but that plan changed.

Vytautas has sparingly signed American players in the past decade, the only one being former Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley.

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