Illawarra Hawks’ young LaMelo Ball star looks set to play her last game in the NBL as the NBA draft approaches.
News Corp Ball manager Jermaine Ball has confirmed that the guard will not be returning to the NBL for the rest of the season.
The ball suffered a bone bruise injury on December 8 last year and has since been sidelined.
The report said the 18-year-old was cleared by doctors, but would have had to train for at least another six weeks before he was deemed fit enough to return to his duties.
“Yes, he’s done,” said Jackson News Corp.
Ball has joined the NBL as part of the league’s Next Stars Program, which aims to help young athletes create a path to the NBA.
Today’s news is not surprising with Ball who he will probably use this time to prepare for the upcoming NBA Draft in June of this year.
The American should be in the top three.
ESPN’s fake draft last month conducted by scout experts Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony took Ball to # 1.
In his 12 games for the Hawks, Ball averaged 17 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.