LaMelo Ball signs with the Illawarra Hawks

, LaMelo Ball signs with the Illawarra Hawks

Announced on ESPN’s Get Up show today, LaMelo Ball has confirmed he’s signed a 1 year contract with the Illawarra Hawks in Australia’s NBL.

This is all due to the NBL’s Next Stars program which target teenage Basketball superstars in a bid to get them to play their first year out of highschool in Australia’s Professional Basketball League, rather than deal with the One and Done rule before being eligible to get Drafted in the NBA.

, LaMelo Ball signs with the Illawarra Hawks

Lamelo will be a top draft pick for the 2020 NBA Draft where he is doing everything in his power to be the #1 pick.