NBA Draft Prospect Stats - Lonzo Ball - UCLA Bruins

 
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Lonzo Ball
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Team: UCLA BruinsHeight: 6-6 Born: 10/27/1997
Class-Eligibility: Fr-FrWeight: 190 Hometown: Chino Hills, CA


Scouting Report

A potentially transcendent point guard prospect to many, Ball can't be talked about without mentioning his father, LaVar, who - depending on your perspective - is either drawing lots of unnecessary attention toward his son or strategically shining the spotlight away from him. Ball was a big-time recruit for Steve Alford at UCLA and delivered in his only season in Westwood, regularly turning in highlight-reel assists while carrying the Bruins to the Sweet 16. All of this while LaVar said his son would be better than Stephen Curry, claimed that he himself could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one and blamed the "three white guys" on UCLA's roster for the Bruins' eventual NCAA Tournament exit. Then came the $495 shoe and a proclamation that his son would wind up with the Lakers. Will the large shadow being cast by LaVar and the potential 747's worth of baggage he could bring ultimately affect Lonzo's draft status? It seems unlikely. The consensus seems to be that Ball and Washington's Markelle Fultz will go 1-2 in some order, and with the size Ball brings to what's become the NBA's most important position, it's easy to see why he's in that class. The question mark comes in his shooting mechanics - for a right-hander, he brings his right hand over to the left side of his forehead to shoot his jumper; think Kevin Martin, and he struggles to pull up and shoot while going to his right. It's hard to argue with the results to this point, though. Ball shot 55.1 percent - 41.2 from 3 - and was able to take over games offensively without ever once trying more than 15 field-goal attempts. That form is something an NBA team will likely work to correct sooner rather than later, but as long as Ball is a serviceable NBA shooter, he'll have upper-echelon point guard potential. His size and length enable him to see over defenders and he'll be able to be a post presence, backing down smaller guards once he gets in the weight room. Ball's biggest gifts, however, are his court vision and preternatural passing ability, and those are what have GMs salivating over him regardless of what off-the-court noise they might have to deal with thanks to LaVar. Ball isn't perfect - he's a long way off from dominating games with his shot creation - and he's very unlikely to become anywhere near the shooter that Curry is. But with his size and all-around skills, a modern-day Jason Kidd isn't an absurd comparison. Kidd wound up going No. 2 after briefly playing in the Pac-12 23 years ago, and that's likely to be Ball's destination on draft night as well.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 UCLA 36 36 35.1 14.6 6.0 7.6 1.8 0.8 2.5 1.8 .551 .412 .673
Career 36 36 35.1 14.6 6.0 7.6 1.8 0.8 2.5 1.8 .551 .412 .673

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
16-17 UCLA 36 36 1262 189 343 80 194 66 98 33 216 274 66 28 89 65 524
Career 36 36 1262 189 343 80 194 66 98 33 216 274 66 28 89 65 524

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/11 Pac W 119-80 34 6 8 3 4 4 5 0 8 11 2 0 1 2 19
11/13 CS-Nr W 102-87 38 4 6 1 3 4 6 3 8 6 2 0 5 2 13
11/17 SD W 88-68 38 4 11 1 6 4 6 1 7 8 1 2 1 0 13
11/20 LgBch W 114-77 31 8 11 2 3 2 2 0 2 11 1 0 2 1 20
11/24 Por W 99-77 27 6 9 4 7 2 3 0 4 11 2 0 2 2 18
11/26 Neb W 82-71 30 5 9 3 5 0 0 1 3 7 0 1 1 5 13
11/27 TexA&M W 74-67 36 6 14 4 9 0 0 1 5 10 1 3 5 1 16
11/30 CalRv W 98-56 36 2 3 0 1 1 2 0 2 13 3 2 1 0 5
12/3 @Kty W 97-92 38 5 12 2 8 2 2 0 6 7 1 1 6 2 14
12/10 Mich W 102-84 34 5 8 4 7 5 10 2 7 4 3 0 3 1 19
12/14 UC-SB W 102-62 33 5 10 3 6 0 0 2 10 7 0 0 1 1 13
12/17 OhioSt W 86-73 38 3 8 2 5 0 0 1 9 9 3 0 2 2 8
12/21 WestMi W 82-68 37 3 7 0 3 1 2 1 5 4 1 3 1 3 7
12/28 @Oregon L 87-89 38 5 11 3 8 1 2 0 3 6 0 1 2 3 14
12/30 @OreSt W 76-63 38 7 14 4 8 5 8 0 6 7 1 2 2 1 23
1/5 Cal W 81-71 37 5 12 1 7 3 4 0 5 7 3 1 2 1 14
1/8 Stan W 89-75 35 7 10 4 5 3 4 1 6 8 3 2 2 3 21
1/12 @Colo W 104-89 34 3 6 2 5 3 3 0 2 8 3 0 3 4 11
1/14 @Utah W 83-82 40 7 12 3 7 0 0 1 6 8 5 0 1 2 17
1/19 AriSt W 102-80 32 3 5 1 2 3 4 0 7 12 0 0 4 2 10
1/21 Ari L 85-96 37 10 15 4 8 0 1 1 6 8 2 1 1 3 24
1/25 @USC L 76-84 39 4 9 2 6 5 9 3 10 4 0 1 7 3 15
2/1 @WashSt W 95-79 35 6 11 1 5 1 2 0 7 7 5 0 3 2 14
2/4 @Wash W 107-66 31 7 12 4 7 4 4 4 6 5 4 1 3 2 22
2/9 Oregon W 82-79 38 6 11 3 7 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 3 1 15
2/12 OreSt W 78-60 30 9 12 2 4 2 3 2 6 9 2 1 1 0 22
2/18 USC W 102-70 32 6 9 1 3 2 2 2 8 8 2 0 4 1 15
2/23 @AriSt W 87-75 33 2 6 0 3 0 1 3 11 5 2 1 3 0 4
2/25 @Ari W 77-72 35 5 10 1 5 0 1 1 5 8 2 0 2 3 11
3/1 Wash W 98-66 30 8 10 3 4 0 0 0 7 8 4 1 0 2 19
3/4 WashSt W 77-68 40 4 8 2 4 2 3 2 5 14 3 0 3 1 12
3/9 USC W 76-74 33 4 10 2 7 2 2 0 4 7 1 1 2 3 12
3/10 @Ari L 75-86 35 2 7 1 6 3 3 0 5 6 2 1 4 4 8
3/17 KentSt W 97-80 34 6 7 2 3 1 2 0 4 3 0 0 1 0 15
3/19 Cin W 79-67 38 7 10 4 7 0 0 1 7 9 2 0 1 1 18
3/24 @Kty L 75-86 38 4 10 1 6 1 2 0 3 8 0 2 4 1 10
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