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UCLA Star Frosh Lonzo Ball Leading D1 In Assists

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UCLA superstar freshman Lonzo Ball is leading the nation in assists.


The 6-6 point guard is averaging 14.6 points and a Div. 1 leading 9.3 assists, while shooting a blistering 44 percent from three-point range.


Ball’s outstanding play has the Bruins off to a 9-0 record this season and a No. 2 ranking in the AP poll after the team’s impressive 97-92 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.


“He will definitely be a UCLA Hall of Famer,” former Bruin great and NBA star Baron Davis told TMZ Sports of Ball. “He’s following right after Russ [Westbrook] and all the rest of the great point guards.”


ESPN’s No. 4 ranked recruit in the 2016 high school class, Ball averaged a triple-double of 23.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists as a senior last season at Chino Hills (CA).


Ball, along with his brothers, 6-5 junior shooting guard LiAngelo Ball and freshman LaMelo Ball, led USA Today No. 1 ranked Chino Hills to a 35-0 record and the California CIF State Open Division Championship last year.


He was also named the 2016 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.


Lonzo Ball and his two brothers lit up the high school basketball world last season.


The Ball brothers combined for 77 points to lead Chino Hills past No. 6 Sierra Canyon 105-83 to win the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship.


And two summers ago, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball combined to score a whopping 93 points at an Adidas Uprising game.


Lonzo’s two younger brothers have both already committed to UCLA.



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