LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball Sign 1-Year Contract To Play In Lithuania

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Per's Adrian Wojnarowski and Givony, Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas reached terms with the Ball brothers Monday after hours of negotiation.

Prienu Vytautas, or BC Prienai 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. While the Balls were not expected to see much time on the floor in the Lithuanian League, the team had reportedly discussed roles of 20-25 minutes per game each in the Baltic League. LaVar said he would have both LiAngelo and LaMelo bypass college basketball and planned to search out pro jobs overseas.

The outlet adds that agent Harrison Gaines fielded a number of worldwide deals for the brothers, but the signing with Vytautas Prienai offered the most potential for the players to find minutes.

With the past few weeks, LaVar Ball has taken both LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball out of school to prepare both of them for the National Basketball Association draft after clashing with head coaches at Chino Hills High School and UCLA.

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The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA, where he was suspended after being arrested for shoplifting during the team's season-opening trip to China.

After signing with an agent, both players were no longer eligible to play at the collegiate level, but will now meet the one-year out of high school requirement to declare for the National Basketball Association draft. Tickets cost around 5 euro. The team plays in an arena with a capacity of 1,700 and the language barrier looks to be a serious obstacle. At 6-foot-3, he has shot-making ability, creativity as a ball handler and flashes as a facilitator.

Former Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas began his professional basketball career playing in the Lithuanian league. Even so, his shot selection is questionable and he has struggled to impact winning.