LaVar Ball has a new plan for high school graduates who do not want to join college basketball programs: The Junior Basketball Association. On Wednesday, Ball told ESPN he is going to build the for-profit alternative to the college system, and his oldest son, Lonzo Ball, is expected to be the logo of said league.
Logo of LaVar Ball’s league aimed at top high school players is a silhouette of Lonzo ready to dunk. pic.twitter.com/hBf9WHBdJG
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 20, 2017
According to The Ringer, Ball will pay the “lowest-ranked” player $3,000 and the “best player” $10,000 a month. This is more than the average G-Leaguer earns. He told ESPN that it would “easy” to get players from programs like Duke or North Carolina, because this will give “guys a chance to get a jump start on their career, to be seen by pro scouts, and we’re going to pay them because someone has to pay these kids.” The Ringer doesn’t seem to think it is likely this will happen, but writes that there is no doubt that the NCAA system is fractured.