The Charlotte Hornets selected LaMelo Ball with the 3rd pick in the NBA Draft.
Ball is the 1st NBL player with consecutive triple-doubles in 40-minute era (since 2009-10) and once scored 92 points in a game in high school at Chino Hills.
“We’re very happy LaMelo Ball was there when we drafted number three,” Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said after making the pick. “He’s a very young, talented player, who plays the kind of pace we like to play. He has a flair to his game that maybe has some entertainment to it – more-so than some other players. Having said that, that’s not why we drafted him. We drafted him because of his size, his length, the way he can handle the ball and the way he pushes the ball. Obviously at 19 years old, we feel like there’s a lot of upside there.”