High school phenom LaMelo Ball explodes for 92 points in one game

first_imgMOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Bruh pic.twitter.com/AmVcRgjtXJ— adam figman (@afigman) February 8, 2017Meanwhile, his impressive tally was in response to Chino Hill’s (26-1) first loss of the season against perennial powerhouse Oak Hill Academy over the weekend, where LaMelo finished with 36 points in a losing effort. After his brother’s epic performance, the eldest of Ball brothers, Lonzo praised his little brother’s efforts on Twitter. “Well I mean that’s one way to bounce back after a loss … I see you lil bro,” he wrote.Well I mean that’s one way to bounce back after a loss… I see you lil bro 9️⃣2️⃣ — Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) February 8, 2017 LaMelo Ball will suit up for UCLA in 2019 and could be in the NBA as early as 2020. Image: Screen grab from Ball’s Instagram account/@swaggymelo1When your last name is synonymous with a basketball, you better be worth your salt and be able to back it up.Living up to the family name is the youngest of the much-hyped Ball brothers, LaMelo, who lit up the scoreboard with a staggering 92 points in a single high school basketball game on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES NBA: Curry hints split with Under Armour after CEO praises Trump Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG LaMelo first gained internet notoriety last year, when he nonchalantly sank a half court shot after taunting his opponent to guard him. The brash youngster pointed to the half court line and casually sank the almost 50-foot heave.His penchant for the absurd on the floor, along with his limitless shooting range and ankle-breaking handles, has earned him early comparisons to two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry.Much like their older brother Lonzo who plays point guard for UCLA, LiAngelo and LaMelo are both committed to the university program after they graduate from high school. LaMelo will join UCLA in 2019, and will be eligible for the NBA in 2020.Watch from the video below LaMelo’s highlights from his 92-point explosion.  The 15-year-old phenomenon, whose older brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo are expected to become NBA lottery picks in the coming years, proved that he inherited the family’s incredible basketball genes with a virtuoso performance of his own.With older brother and Chino Hills teammate LiAngelo sitting out the game against Los Osos High School due to a sore ankle, the sophomore stepped up big time and carried much of the scoring load for his team en route to an impressive 146-123 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAs highlighted by a box score posted on Twitter, the young stud finished the half with an impressive—but nothing out of the ordinary—29 points after two quarters. But come the second half, Ball exploded for 63 points on an impressive 30-of-39 shooting on two-point attempts and 7-of-22 on threes. Even more remarkable, was 41 of his points came in the fourth quarter.To top it off, the young baller hit 11 of 14 free throws and had seven assists and five rebounds. ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

You can’t rely on Giroud! Keown says Arsenal MUST sign world class striker

first_imgMartin Keown says Arsenal must sign a world class striker this summer if they are to move on to the ‘next level’.Arsene Wenger looks increasingly unlikely to land a new forward before the transfer window closes, with the Gunners boss seemingly content to rely on Olivier Giroud to lead his team’s attack again this season.But Keown insists that the Frenchman does not possess the magic needed for his former club to become serious Premier League and Champions League contenders, and is calling on Wenger to splash out on a new hitman.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I would like to see a world class centre forward coming into the club. Someone that really puts the fear of God into the opposing defenders. Someone you can roll it to and they can do the rest.  “I see Giroud as almost like a backboard for midfield players travelling from distance to try and score goals and I think there are times when you have got to role it to the centre forward and he has to be the one that makes the difference.“Giroud shouldn’t be underestimated. He has a big part to play in Arsenal’s success this season but I’m not sure he is up there with some of the greats that have played in the past.  “That [a world class striker] would take Arsenal to the next level and it would galvanise the group. It raises the bar, the rest of the group become more competitive, and there is real competition for places.“There are lots of clubs that want a centre-forward –  Manchester United, Tottenham and maybe even Chelsea and Manchester City – but Arsenal need one more than anyone else.”last_img read more