2016 Intro: Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball is a player that looks to be on the path of being a highly recruited prospect. Here's an intro to the 2016 combo guard's game and recruitment.

One of the more promising freshmen on the West Coast is 6-foot-3, 155-pound Chino Hills (Calif.) combo guard Lonzo Ball.

Scout.com watched Ball a couple times at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic and wrote up two evaluations:

The talented youngster looks like he's grown since seeing him in July. He's a lethal three-point shooter and even though he only hit a couple in this game, he has a good stroke with a quick release and is a threat to make everything he puts up. Ball has pretty good length and is a skilled passer, as he would often take a couple bounces forward before finding an open teammate for an assist. Often young shooters Will Hunt shots but he played pretty unselfish basketball.

A very talented young freshman guard, Ball has the look and length of a kid still growing and while he plays on the ball, he's such a good shooter that if he does get taller, you could see the shooting guard spot being his best ultimate spot. Regardless, on Friday he was cooking from deep, nailing three-point shots off the pull. He has very good court vision and once he gets by his defender, loves to find an open teammate across the court. He also has quick hands and comes away with a lot of steals on defense.

Ball describes himself as a good all-around player at this stage in his development.

"I try to be versatile and do a lot of things on the floor; dribble pass and shoot," Ball said. "I'm trying to get stronger and work on my defense."

The freshman listed UCLA, Oregon State and USC as schools he's heard from, and he has a school he grew up a fan of.

"I grew up rooting for UCLA," he said. "I like the way they run their program. I've been to a few camps and I liked it there."


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