LaMelo Ball stated he was born to be the No. 1 general decide on the eve of the 2020 NBA Draft.
The youthful brother of 2017 first-rounder Lonzo Ball is projected to be drafted first throughout Wednesday’s digital occasion amid the coronavirus pandemic.
LaMelo Ball was topped the 2019-20 NBL Rookie of the 12 months throughout his stint with the Illawarra Hawks in Australia, the place he averaged 17.zero factors, 7.5 rebounds and seven.zero assists in 12 video games earlier than a foot harm lower brief his season.
Talking forward of the draft, Ball stated on Tuesday: “I really feel like I am born for this.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves maintain the primary decide, forward of the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets.
Ball, who grew to become the youngest participant in NBL historical past to file a triple-double, added: “I really feel like I am simply the appropriate man for it. Like I stated, I really feel like I am born for this complete factor occurring, in order that’s just about my reply proper there.
“You solely undergo this course of as soon as, so I am actually simply having fun with all of it.”
“I do not have a look at something like that as strain,” he continued. “Like I stated, it is simply basketball. So, being the primary decide undoubtedly holds so much, however I am glad I used to be born for it.”