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Clippers to Workout LiAngelo Ball

In somewhat surprising news, the Clippers will have a private workout for the middle Ball brother

Vytautas Prienai v Zalgiris Kauno Photo by Alius Koroliovas/Getty Images

The Clippers have been very secretive about who they are working out in the draft process, and Clippers’ fans have therefore been somewhat starved for news. Shockingly, the first player who we know for a fact that the Clippers will workout after the draft combine is LiAngelo Ball, the middle Ball brother (as reported by Alex Kennedy, of Hoops Hype).

LiAngelo was scheduled to be a freshman at UCLA for the 2017-2018 season, but only played in preseason before getting pulled out of school by his father, and sent with younger brother LaMelo to Vytautas, a team in the Lithuanian Basketball League. While considered a fringe NBA prospect (at best), LiAngelo surprised some people in Lithuania with his seriousness and overall play. Per RealGM’s stats page, he averaged 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds for Vytautas in 21.7 minutes per game, though he did only appear in 14 contests.

A 6’5 shooting guard, Ball was a scorer in high school, and shot well enough from deep in Lithuania, but most scouts don’t think he has much a chance at being an NBA player, with lack of athleticism and overall toolkit being the primary concerns. Either way, the Clippers at least have minute interest, and it will be intriguing to see how he does in his workout. Stay tuned.