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