Last updated on August 22nd, 2023 at 03:09 pm
Facts About Lonzo Ball
|Celebrated Name||Lonzo Ball|
|Age||25 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Lonzo Anderson Ball|
|Place Of Birth||Anaheim, California, US|
|Siblings||LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball|
|Education||Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California|
|Height||6 feet and 6 inches|
|Net Worth||$10 million (estimated 2019-20)|
|Famous For||Recipient of 2017 Wayman Tisdale Award. - Named 2016 Mr. Basketball USA and 2016 California Mr. Basketball|
Lonzo Anderson Ball, professionally known as Lonzo Ball is an American professional basketball player. He plays in the point guard position. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. The Lakers selected him with the 2nd overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft. He played college basketball at the University of California. He has over 6.5 million followers on his Instagram.
What is Lonzo Ball Famous For?
- - Recipient of 2017 Wayman Tisdale Award.
- - Named 2016 Mr. Basketball USA and 2016 California Mr. Basketball.
Where is Lonzo Ball from?
Lonzo Ball was born on 27 October 1997. His birth name is Lonzo Anderson Ball. He was born to a father LaVar Ball, and a mother, Tina Ball. His birth place is in Anaheim, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has two brothers, LiAngelo, and LaMelo. All three brothers grew up playing basketball together. He started playing basketball at the age of 2.
He attended Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California. At Chino Hills, he averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 5 blocks, and 5 steals in his junior season. He led the school to a 35-0 record and a state title. As a senior, he averaged 23.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 11.7 assists per game. Following his impressive performance at school, he was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball USA, and USA Today Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
After high school, he committed to play for UCLA Bruins of the University of California in 2015. He led UCLA to win over Texas A&M in the championship game and was named the MVP of the Wooden Legacy tournament. After a year at UCLA, he declared for the 2017 NBA draft. His only season at UCLA earned him Wayman Tisdale Award, Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Pac-12, and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. He was also the only freshman to be a finalist for the Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, and Oscar Robertson Trophy.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the 2nd overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft.
He was named MVP during the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game.
He played in 52 games in his rookie season. He missed 30 games due to shoulder and knee injuries.
He became the youngest player in franchise history to get at least 10 assists in a game during a 119-112 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in his early 2017-18 season.
He recorded 19 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds in a 98-90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in November 2017. Thus he became the youngest player at the time to achieve at triple-double at the age of 20 years and 15 days old.
He also became one of the NBA rookies to record multiple triple-doubles within the first 20 games of their NBA careers.
He faced several injuries and missed 30 games during his rookie season at NBA.
He was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend. But he withdrew due to injury.
He ended his rookie season averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.9 rebounds.
He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus in July 2018.
After the Lakers signed the four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, Ball became better on defense.
Ball and James became the first duo to achieve a triple-double in the same game since Jason Kidd and Vince Carter did it in 2007. Ball posted 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, while James posted 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.
He faced several injuries in his sophomore season at the Lakers.
He was again selected for the Rising Stars game but he was ruled out due to an ankle injury. He was shut down for the rest of the season.
He played in 47 games in the 2018-19 season averaging 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
2× Rising Stars Challenge (2018, 2019)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)
Associated Press first-team All-American (2017)
USBWA first-team All-American (2017)
NABC first-team All-American (2017)
Sporting News first-team All-American (2017)
First-team All-Pac-12 (2017)
Wayman Tisdale Award (2017)
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2017)
Pac-12 All-Freshman team (2017)
Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
He is a rap music enthusiast. He writes lyrics on his phone during his spare time.
He released his first rap single, "Melo Ball 1" in September 2017. He released "ZO2" in the same month.
He released rap single "Super Saiyan" in October 2017.
He released his debut album, Born 2 Ball under the name Zo in February 2018.
Who is Lonzo Ball Dating?
Lonzo Ball is unmarried and reportedly single. He previously dated his high school friend, Denise Garcia. Their long-term relationship ended in 2018. The couple shares a daughter together. No rumors regarding his current relationship have surfaced yet. It will be updated soon.
How Tall is Lonzo Ball?
Lonzo Ball stands at a height of 6 feet and 6 tall. He has a body weight of 190 lbs. He has an athletic body build. He has green eyes and his hair color is black.
What is Lonzo Ball Net Worth?
Lonzo Ball earns from his professional basketball career. He uses sports apparel from his father's Big Baller Brand. The brand released Ball's first shoe, the ZO2 in 2017. He became the logo for the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) in December 2017. He cut his deal with BBB in 2019. His net worth is estimated at $10 million at present.
Trivias About Lonzo Ball You Need To Know.
- Both of his parents were former college basketball players.
- He idolized LeBron James.
- He has been criticized for being injury prone.
- He has stated that he would be a rapper if he was not an NBA player.
- He has appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live!.