As the two younger Balls' agent, Gaines will now oversee the process of finding their next team, and has already fielded interest from teams in Europe and Asia.
By utilizing representation, LiAngelo and LaMelo have forfeited their chances to ever play college basketball. '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".
The 16-year-old guard and his older brother LiAngelo signed with Harrison Gaines, who also represents the eldest Ball brother, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, LaVar said.
"I don't care about the money", LaVar Ball told Goodman.
The Ball family is done with UCLA. LaVar has proclaimed that LiAngelo will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, so transferring to another school for next season was not an option.
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This news comes three days after LiAngelo withdrew from UCLA. He initially was targeted to play at UCLA in two years by his father, but that plan has now changed.
Sources told ESPN that the brothers are being considered by teams in Europe and Asia, where a few American high schoolers have previously gone to play professionally while preparing for the National Basketball Association draft. This makes him ineligible to play for the Bruins and now the UCLA basketball team has an open scholarship for the 2019 class. "I'm not going to say I know for a fact he couldn't defend at that level, but he has never had to do it before and his overall athletic profile doesn't bode well in the future".
"I think it is a good decision", Lonzo Ball said. "I just need to get them playing again".