Dennis Latimore took over as head coach of the Chino Hills High School basketball team in May, and has already had a few clashes with Ball and his son, who has made a name for himself with his Stephen Curry-esque shooting ability. LiAngelo is considered the least skilled of the three, but LaVar has said he intends to have LiAngelo be a one-and-done player as well.
The next time people will be able to see his son LaMelo play is during the following spring in travel ball, which could affect his ranking coming into 2019 - when he's slated to attend and sign with UCLA, like his two older brothers did. "You can put that on the principal and the coach over there", he said in a statement to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
All this seems a bit fitting for Chino Hills, which reacted to LaVar's ludicrous public criticism of previous coach Stephan Gillig as he led the program to a 30-3 record in 2016-17 by opening the position, meaning Chino will have its third coach in three years despite extraordinary recent success. "He's on track for UCLA, but he doesn't have to be dealing with those knuckleheads".
Will he then get housed when he plays real games? A prospect only needs to be 19 years old and one year removed from the graduation date of his high school class. His plans to go to UCLA still stand, but if LaMelo doesn't prosper on the National Basketball Association level, this move could come back to haunt him.
The patriarch of Big Baller Brand announced that five-star recruit LaMelo Ball is being pulled from his high school, Chino Hills.
LaMelo Ball is, by nearly any measure, the most famous non-professional basketball player in the world today and the soap opera surrounding his development continued on Monday. LaMelo is also the first high schooler with a signature shoe, which could impact his college eligibility.