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NCAA Scouting Report: PG Lonzo Ball (UCLA)

NCAA Scouting Report: PG Lonzo Ball (UCLA)

By: Wesley Brown

Name: Lonzo Ball

School: UCLA

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 4 (2016)

Birthdate: October 27, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Chino Hills, California



– Dad, Lavar, runs a personal basketball training business

– Lavar is overly involved in his sons’ basketball careers – pushes them to give everything they have, no holidays off

– Played High School basketball with his 2 brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo

– Lavar played basketball and football at Washington State and Cal State Los Angeles – made NFL

High School: Chino Hills High School




– 2016 California Mr. Basketball

– 2016 McDonald’s All-American

– Mr. Basketball USA

– USA Today Player of the Year

– Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year

– Naismith Prep Player of the Year

– Won State Championship in senior season

Twitter: ZO2_

Instagram: z02_

Height: 6’6

Weight: 190

Injury History: N/A


Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience:


– Describes his game as versatile and uptempo

– Working on getting stronger

 Freshman Season Stats: Through 9 games:

– 14.6 PPG

– 9.3 APG

– 5 RPG

– 1.4 SPG

– 1 BPG

– 55% FG

– 44% 3

– 73% FT



– Leading NCAA Division I in Assists at 9.3 a game

– 3.44 Assist/Turnover Ratio

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: Passing

Greatest Weakness: Lateral movement + Getting to the rim off the dribble

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 9

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 9

Switchability: 8

3 point shooting: 9

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 9

Passing: 9

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 8

Touch: 8

Hands: 9

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 8

Steals: 7

Blocks: 7


Pick and Roll:

– Offensively, he is unstoppable – always aware of where open teammates are and finds them

– Struggles to get around ball screen, but his length and wingspan allow him to contest shots well

– Mediocre lateral quickness – Even when he gets caught up in screen/gets beat, he has great closing speed


Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

– The game comes easy to him – natural basketball player and athlete with the ball

– Elite passer standing still or off the dribble

– Deflects, steals, blocks a lot of balls defensively

– Freak basketball athlete – unlimited potential

– Head up, finds shooters on time on target coming off screens (especially Alford)

– Will average 10 assists in the NBA

– Very good 3 point shooter

– Natural instincts/nose for the ball on boards

– Good cutter


NBA Comparison: Jason Kidd


Current Ability: 8

Projection as an NBA Player: 9

Projected Draft Spot: Top 5

Opinion: Ball is a high IQ offensive mastermind. He has the “it” factor. The first name that comes to mind is Jason Kidd. Ball is guaranteed to be an NBA star and is the potential Number 1 pick in the 2017 draft. He could run a Golden State-style offense, which is how UCLA plays – very fast-paced, finding shooters off screens, everyone has the green light. He knows when and where to find teammates at all times and makes the game easy for everyone around him.

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