A little less of a hot take from Ball.
According has learned that LaMelo Ball has been ruled ineligible to participate in the McDonald's All-American game, a showcase that helps scouts grade the top high school players both male and female, in their graduate year. The school is located less than 50 miles from Cleveland.
"Last night, our company Overtime put up a billboard welcoming LaMelo Ball to Ohio".
Of course, Melo announced his return to prep hoops earlier this week by enrolling in elite Spire Academy private school in Geneva, Ohio. bringing him back to amateur status. Overtime has covered LaMelo throughout his career, generating millions of views for videos of him. A billboard popped up Friday in downtown Cleveland, just minutes from Quicken Loans Arena, with Ball's photo and the caption "Welcome to Ohio, LaMelo".
That includes Spire coach Jermaine Jackson, who told TMZ Sports that Ball has the opportunity to eventually become the first pick in the National Basketball Association draft. That doesn't mean LaMelo won't be allowed to play this season, he just won't be eligible for the greatest distinction handed out to high school seniors. Presently, the 1-10 Cavaliers could conceivably be in possession of one of those future top picks, though they'll definitely be considering other candidates besides Ball.