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Ball brothers sign with agent, look to play overseas

By The Sports Xchange
Ball brothers sign with agent, look to play overseas
LaVar Ball, the father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, sits in attendance before the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft in June. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Thursday that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with an agent with the plan to play on the same team overseas.

"I don't care about the money," LaVar Ball said on Thursday. "I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team."

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LaMelo Ball withdrew from Chino Hills (Calif.) High early in his junior season. He initially was targeted to play at UCLA in two years by his father, but that plan has now changed.

Agent Harrison Gaines represents all three of Ball's sons, including Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo.

LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo from UCLA on Monday, telling ESPN that he was frustrated that the school hadn't made a determination on the length of his son's suspension following an arrest for shoplifting while in China last month.

LiAngelo Ball and fellow freshmen basketball players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill created an international incident that eventually involved President Donald Trump. While visiting Beijing as part of a five-nation Asia tour, Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case.

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