2020 NBA Draft: LaMelo Ball declares for draft in expected move

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The biggest name in the 2020 NBA Draft has now officially entered into the mix, as LaMelo Ball, a U.S.-born point guard from the Illawarra Hawks of Australia has declared, according to ESPN.

Ball, who turns 19 in August, is projected by most to be a top-5 pick. He is a 6-foot-7 playmaker who skipped the NCAA ranks to start his professional career overseas.

Ball is the younger brother of Lonzo Ball, who was the second overall pick in 2017. Lonzo started his career for the L.A. Lakers and now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, having been a piece in the Anthony Davis trade.

LaMelo is similar to Lonzo in size and playing style. He is a gifted passer and rebounds well for his position. He also has questions surrounding his outside shot.

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In terms of skill and athleticism, he's about as advanced as anyone in this year's draft class. Many believe he can develop into an All-Star at the NBA level.

The Wizards could be picking in Ball's range if the current standings hold and they get some luck in the lottery. And if that situation does arise, they will have to determine whether Ball can coexist in a rotation that already includes All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

With his talent and pedigree, however, Ball seems like a safe bet to be one of the first players off the board.

For more on Ball and his potential fit with the Wizards, check out our draft profile.

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2020 NBA Draft: LaMelo Ball declares for draft in expected move originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington