LaMelo Ball Done for Australian NBL Season Due to Injury Ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball Done for Australian NBL Season Due to Injury Ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks brings the ball up during their game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Rick Rycroft/Associated Press

LaMelo Ball will not return to the court this season for the Illawarra Hawks in the Australian NBL. 

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, Ball’s manager, Jermaine Jackson, said via text that Ball will now focus on rehabbing a foot injury that cost him much of the season: “Melo’s foot is totally healed, but the doctor’s policy is if you’re out for six weeks, you must rehab for six weeks. He’s starting court work tomorrow.”

Ball appeared in only 12 games for the Hawks, but he left quite an impression, averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game en route to establishing himself as one of the top prospects in the 2020 NBA draft.

       

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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January 16, 2020 at 05:38AM

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