Lonzo Ball's Brothers Are Going Pro, Too ... In Lithuania

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LiAngelo and his brother LaMelo Ball have signed to play with the Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienai for the rest of the season, according to their agent Harrison Gaines.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, the eldest of LaVar Ball's three sons, took the traditional route to the National Basketball Association in 2016-17. Vytautas also plays in the lesser competitive Baltic League, where the teenagers could see more playing time. There are already grave concerns among those familiar with both the teenage Americans and European team about whether the players can fit into Vytautas on any level.

They both have signed a one- year deal and should be expected to join the club in the beginning of 2018.

The Ball Brother sign deal with Prienu VytautasWhat's the story? The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA, where he had been suspended after being arrested for shoplifting during the team's season-opening trip to China.

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Vytautas has an LKL road game versus traditional league powerhouse Lietuvos Rytas scheduled on January 6, just two days after the Ball brothers are slated to land in Lithuania, but it's not expected that the two will play in that game. The team has discussed a role of 20-to-25 minutes a game apiece in the Baltic League, a source told ESPN.

Yahoo Sports pointed out that former Gonzaga star Kevin Pangos and two-year National Basketball Association veteran Brandon Davies now play for the Lithuanian league's top team, Zalgiris. It will be interesting to see the evolution of each of their career's overseas, since LaMelo is regarded as a legitimate potential National Basketball Association player and LiAngelo is not.

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are Officially Professional Basketball Players.

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