The inaugural season of the Junior Basketball Association, LaVar Ball's league for top high school prospects, is now in the books. And you won't have a hard time guessing which team won the title and which player won the MVP award.
And LiAngelo, who dropped 58 points, won league MVP.
LaMelo also put up a big stat line—34 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists...and 11 turnovers. The winning players received Cadillacs as a reward.
The league debuted on draft day in June to meager attendance. After LiAngelo tested the NBA Draft waters and wasn't selected (or invited to join a Summer League roster), he announced that he'd be joining his little brother in the JBA. He quickly emerged as the league's top player, with LaMelo close behind.
LiAngelo was expected to compete in the NCAA last season, but he withdrew from UCLA after a shoplifting saga in China. His brother left his high school team behind, and both players went pro in Lithuania. At this point, it's hard to imagine either will end up joining their brother, Lonzo, in the NBA.