What is going on in California? I know you guys remember this kid? He’s the one that went viral from pulling up at half-court and draining a 3-pointer. ‘Member? He even managed to call the shot before shooting it. That kid. ‘Member? Who is also the younger brother of UCLA guard, Lonzo Ball. ‘MEMBER!?
Well, the little fucker managed to drop 92 points in one game – yes, you read that right. 92. Points; in a game of basketball… With 41 of those points coming from the 4 quarter.
I look back on my high school experience and me trying out for my school’s basketball team. I had a hard time solidifying just 10 points in a scrimmage – let alone actually making the team (yup, go ahead – call me a loser). But this kid managed to get 92 points in an actual game against opposing players.
I’m not even comparing myself in the least bit to Ball cause he is blatantly better than my 5’5, 115Ibs-soaking-wet-self-at-the-time ever was. My future as a baller was about as bright as the sun shining through 10% tented windows on a car. This is pretty stupid what Ball just did.
With a ridiculous final score of 146-123, my only concern is where in the hell was the defense? Looking at the highlight reel, it was basically a combination of cherry picking, a fair amount of 94-feet Aaron Rodgers Hail Marys, and just a flat out dominance of the other team. Looking at the stat lines, Ball made 30-of-39 on field goal attempts, 11-of-14 from the line, and managed to get seven assists and five rebounds. But the interesting stat of the night was that Ball only made 7-of-22 threes for the entire game.
What is going on here? Ball was able to dismantle an entire team without even relying on the three ball. Yo, coaches? Did you not think of, I don’t know, maybe coming up with a new defensive scheme to stop this kid from almost scoring as many points as your team combined? You know, like a double team or some shit?
Ball has skills. But when I look at moments at 8:22 seconds, It’s kind of easy to understand how this kid assaulted the stats sheet. With Ball only being a sophomore in high school, there’s a huge upside to how this kid can develop before he reaches the collegiate level. It’ll be fun to track him. Anyway, you can watch the whole 15-minute annihilation of the opposing team below if you haven’t already: