After a mishap that led him to facing jail time in an unfamiliar country, and withdrawing from his college, LiAngelo Ball needed to embark on a new experience. LiAngelo had committed to UCLA for Division I basketball. However that involvement was cut short when on a team trip to China, he and two of his teammates were caught shoplifting from designer shops.
Ball, being the highest-profile player involved, said: “I’d like to start off by saying sorry for stealing from the stores in China. I’m a young man, but it’s not an excuse for making a really stupid decision.”
Due to his poor decisions, Ball was suspended from the team until further notice. His father, Lavar, being the outgoing and impulsive individual he is, decided to pull LiAngelo out of UCLA completely.
Claiming that he had another path for LiAngelo to enter, one that was superior to the experience he had as a UCLA basketball player.
Although hope seemingly was lost for LiAngelo, he recently signed a contract to play basketball overseas. Ball landed in rainy Lithuania on Jan. 3 to start his career at a local basketball club, BC Prienai. Little is known about the current situation of LiAngelo. Both he and his father have high hopes, with dreams of him following in his brother’s footsteps of being drafted into the NBA. With this setback, LiAngelo is still pursuing his dreams, but due to impulsive decisions, he now has to forge his own path to success.