Yesterday, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand announced that LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball will skip college to play overseas for Lithuanian team Prienu Vytautas for atleast one year.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reached an agreement to sign professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, the team’s coach/GM Virginijus Seskus and Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
“We engaged in serious talks with several teams, and Vytautas made the most sense as LaMelo and LiAngelo work to develop as professionals and set a foundation for their careers,” Gaines said. “It was critical to find a situation in a competitive league that works with both of their short- and long-term goals.”
According to several basketball players who have experience playing in Lithuania, the Ball brothers are going to be in for a rude awakening.
LiAngelo and LaMelo are in for a culture shock going from L.A. to a small town in Lithuania with less than 10,000 people. It’s definitely going to be an interesting experience for the Balls, we’ll see how long they make it over there in Lithuania without the comforts of home.