LaVar Ball has recently decided to homeschool his youngest son, LaMelo with just two years before graduation and enrollment to committed UCLA. LaMelo has spent his last two at Chino Hills High School following his two older brothers; combined the three have helped put Chino Hills on the map as far as talent on the court. In his two years at Chino Hills LaMelo helped lead his team to a 35-0 record and state championship his freshman year; and a 30-3 record the year after, recording a 92-point game, but loosing out in the state championship.
There’s a good chance if you know the Ball family than you’ve heard about the Chino Hill’s coaching controversy. Just this past spring C.H. parted ways with head coach Stephan Gilling after only one year following his continued issues with LaVar. It is no surprise that LaVar has strong opinions on when and how his son plays and it appears that coaching decisions have been the catalyst in LaMelo’s homeschooling decision.
“I’m not dealing with the coach over there. I’m not dealing with the administration over there. I don’t want no distractions on Melo. So therefore I’m going to home school him and make him the best basketball player ever. It’s a new coach and I don’t like him one bit. He’s on track for UCLA, but he doesn’t have to be dealing with those knuckleheads. I’m not letting them mess with his head anymore. You can put that on the principle and the coach over there.”
In the absence of Chino Hills LaVar claims that he will be the one to homeschool LaMelo’s last two years. However, one major question still remains, how will LaMelo get meaningful games in for improvement? LaVar’s answer, “I just gotta go down to the hood and say who wanna ball with my son”.
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