NBA Scout Makes Bold Take About Hornets Star LaMelo Ball

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The NBA is in excellent hands when it comes to future stars. The league is littered with young players that are ascending toward becoming All-Stars and faces of their respective franchises. Arguably the position with the most budding stars is the point guard spot.

We see on a nightly basis how important it is to have someone that can run the show on the court. Teams that are lacking a high-level point guard are the ones that normally struggle to win games.

One of the teams that look lucky enough to have a young, franchise point guard is the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte saw former franchise point guard Kemba Walker leave in free agency and didn’t have to wait long before finding his replacement.

With the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Hornets selected point guard, LaMelo Ball. Ball had a windy road to reaching the NBA, as he went overseas as a teenager and didn’t play collegiately.

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In his second season with the Charlotte Hornets, LaMelo Ball looks like a future star. He was named to the All-Star team this season, averaging 19.6 points, 7.3 assists, and 6.9 rebounds per game with 1.5 steals.

His skill set is a unique one and he is just scratching the surface of his potential. The size he possesses at the point guard position, as he is listed at 6’7”, gives him advantages at the position you just cannot teach.

Recently, a poll was conducted over at ESPN about which point guard is the best young one in the NBA. Ball finished fourth, but one scout believes his ceiling is quite high.

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“He might wind up being the best of the bunch,” a second West scout said, “but he’s not ready to play winning basketball yet.”

LaMelo Ball certainly has some more developing to do, as he needs to continue filling out his lanky frame. Only 20-years old, he may not even be done growing.

He will continue improving from a maturity standpoint as well with the more experience he gains. But, one thing for sure is that the Charlotte Hornets have gotten themselves an excellent player that could ascend to much higher heights.