#2 Point Guard

Lonzo Ball

Height / Weight
6' 6" / 190 lbs
Born
Oct 27, 1997 (24)
College
UCLA
NBA Draft
1st Round, 2nd Overall, 2017
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
13.0
-1.6
Rebounds
5.4
+0.6
Assists
5.1
-0.7
PER
16.83
-1.87
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Lonzo Ball
Nickname: Zo
Place of Birth: Anaheim, CA
Education: UCLA
Parents: LaVar and Tina Ball

Lonzo Ball Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Lonzo Ball plays guard for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. After a standout year at UCLA, along with publicity and notoriety drummed up by Lonzo's father LaVar Ball, he was one of the most highly anticipated prospects of the 2017 NBA Draft. Selected second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, he was an important member of the Lakers rotation from the beginning of his rookie year.

Traded after two seasons when the Lakers saw the chance to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, Ball continued his growth in his third year with the new team. He is known particularly for his playmaking and defense. Along with Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, Ball forms part of an exciting group of young talent in New Orleans.

Lonzo Ball Basketball Career

High School Career (Chino Hills High School)

Lonzo played at Chino Hills High School in California. He burst onto the national scene during his junior year when he averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 5 blocks. In his senior year, his team had a perfect 35–0 record and won a state title.

The team was ranked the No. 1 team in the nation and Ball was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year.

College Career (UCLA Bruins)

Ball was a five-star recruit, ranked as the fourth-best high school prospect in the nation. He committed to play college basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

In his one season with UCLA, Ball broke numerous records and led the team to a very successful season. He was on the preseason and midseason watchlists for the Wooden Award, and in his first NCAA game, he posted a 19-point, 11-assist triple-double. UCLA blew out the Washington Huskies in a matchup between Ball and Marielle Fultz, who were seen as the top two draft prospects of the year. The team made it to the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Ball was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and made the All-Conference First Team.

NBA Career

Ball was drafted amid much fanfare by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, declared Ball to be the future face of the Lakers franchise. As a rookie, Ball played in 52 games, starting 50. In only his second game, he scored his career-high with 29 points. In November of his rookie year, he became the youngest player to record a triple-double. Despite these successes, the young Laker team struggled and he missed 30 games due to injuries.

Ball’s second season also brought some highlights and some areas for concern. His playmaking continued to develop, but there were lingering concerns about his inconsistent 3-point shooting and his injury history. He only played 47 games in his second season. His three-point shooting rose slightly to 33%, but his assists numbers went down, largely due to sharing playmaking duties with LeBron James who had just signed with the Lakers. 

In the 2019 offseason, Ball and several other young Laker players were traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis. In the coronavirus-shortened season, his game developed as he averaged 12.4 points per game and a career-best 38% from three, as well as strong defense on the perimeter.

Lonzo Ball Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Ball is in the third year of his four-year, $33 million rookie deal. He had released a signature shoe with his father’s shoe and clothing company, Big Baller Brand, but cut ties with them after suspecting financial mismanagement from his family’s partners in the company.

Lonzo Ball signed a four-year, $33 million deal with the Lakers in 2017.

Lonzo Ball Personal Life

Ball’s parents, both college basketball players, are LaVar and Tina Ball. His two younger brothers both play basketball. LaMelo played for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia, and LiAngelo plays in the NBA G-League.

Lonzo has released several rap tracks and appeared with his family in a Facebook Watch reality show, Ball in the Family.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x All-Rookie Second Team
2018
Awards and Honors by Year:
2018
All-Rookie Second Team

Lonzo Ball Fun Facts

  • Both of Lonzo’s parents were college basketball players
  • Ball became the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists when he was 20 years old and 15 days.
  • Jimmy Kimmel selected Lonzo Ball’s “Born 2 Ball” tattoo as the worst tattoo in the NBA
  • Ball was the only college freshman to be a finalist for the Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, and Oscar Robertson Trophy
Career stats
2021-2022
CHI
2020-2021
NO
2019-2020
NO
2018-2019
LAL
2017-2018
LAL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
35 34.6 42.3 42.3 75.0 5.4 5.1 0.9 1.8 13.0
2020-2021
55 31.8 41.4 37.8 78.1 4.8 5.7 0.6 1.5 14.6
2019-2020
63 32.1 40.3 37.5 56.6 6.1 7.0 0.6 1.4 11.8
2018-2019
47 30.3 40.6 32.9 41.7 5.3 5.4 0.4 1.5 9.9
2017-2018
52 34.2 36.0 30.5 45.1 6.9 7.2 0.8 1.7 10.2
Recent Games
Fri 1/14
Wed 1/12
Tue 1/11
Sun 1/9
Fri 1/7
Mon 1/3
Mon 12/20
Sun 12/19
Sat 12/11
Wed 12/8
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Fri 1/14
L 138-96
23 15 1 1 2 3 0 0 5
Wed 1/12
L 138-112
31 9 2 5 7 7 1 1 1
Tue 1/11
W 87-133
27 18 1 5 6 5 3 1 1
Sun 1/9
L 99-113
32 9 1 5 6 5 3 0 1
Fri 1/7
W 122-130
34 18 1 4 5 6 2 0 1
Mon 1/3
W 98-102
32 3 1 6 7 7 3 0 2
Mon 12/20
W 118-133
34 19 0 5 5 8 5 1 2
Sun 12/19
W 110-115
38 19 1 3 4 4 1 1 1
Sat 12/11
L 92-118
39 15 1 4 5 3 1 1 5
Wed 12/8
L 92-115
39 19 1 3 4 7 3 0 5