Check out LaMelo Ball’s (2019-2020) rookie season highlights for the Illawarra Hawks in the National Basketball League (NBL). The 18-year-old point guard from Chino Hills, California strutted his stuff in Australia and New Zealand’s premier professional basketball league.
Ball averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals for his first and only season in the NBL. The NBL named him Rookie of the Year.
Ball left the NBL to join the 2020 NBA Draft where they projected him to be a top overall pick. The Charlotte Hornets eventually selected him with the third overall pick.