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UPDATED 8/17/21, 5:48 p.m. ET: LaMelo Ball took to social media to offer some clarification to comments he made regarding higher education.

“Let me rephrase… school not for everybody,” he wrote. “Now if u wanna b a doctor… Betta take that ass to scoo.”

He continued, “So please don’t b going to ya mommas talkin bout some ion wanna do school ‘melo said u don’t need it’ when u not like tht and not all the way invested in ya Plan A which in my case was the (league).”

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Fresh off winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award, Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball said he has no regrets about his unorthodox path to the league.

During a recent GQ profile, the 19-year-old shared his thoughts about leaving high school and skipping college in favor of playing professionally overseas en route to the NBA.

“You wanna go to the league, so school’s not your priority,” Ball said. “We not trippin’ off school. We not dumb. We know how to learn. We don’t need school. And school not even teachin’ you shit — what the f*ck is school?”