By Alondra Borquez
Lonzo Ball has been playing basketball since the age of two. As a high school senior in 2016, he was awarded multiple national high school player of the year awards. Throughout his high school years he led his team to an undefeatable record, as well as a national championship. Ball was rated a five-star recruiter as well as the number-one point guard by the major scouting services. He is now a committed former player of the UCLA Bruins basketball team and is putting quite a great show for only being a new recruiter.
Ball was in complete control during his legendary high school career in California at Chino Hills. While there he teamed with his two younger brothers for an undefeated season powered by full court outlet passes. A style that helped Ball average a triple double. At only seven games into his career, UCLA is undefeated and Ball is leading the way by infusing a little bit of Chino Hills into the Bruins. Lonzo Ball isn’t adjusting to the college game as much as he’s making it adjust to him.
The Bruins are #7 in offensive efficiency and #12 at speed, with Ball leading the Bruins in assists at 9.1 per game. NBA scouts are taking notice. Ball began the season at number 14 in Draft Express, the way he’s playing should most likely boost him to go farther. It’s clear that the system of Chino Hills didn’t make Lonzo, he did. Ball isn’t changing for UCLA. The Bruins are likely thrilled to change for him.