Far Fetched Friday: LaMelo Ball Top Two Pick

02/22/2020

Welcome back to Far Fetched Friday, where every Friday we give you a bold prediction that we believe will come to fruition. We've had some wild misses like the demise of the Kansas City Chiefs, but we've also nailed some like with LaMelo Ball.

A year ago, LaMelo Ball was a senior in high school fresh off a bizarre experience in Lithuania, and no eligibility for college basketball. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE took their turn bashing the 17 year old point guard. Even ESPN joined in when they tabbed him a probable second round pick in their mock draft.

We did not fold. I wrote a Far Fetched Friday edition this week a year ago, that LaMelo Ball would be a Top 10 pick. It was absurd at the time but I mentioned his impressive skill set, unparalleled passing ability, matched with his physical presence at 6'7", as primary evidence of a player the NBA would soon obsess over. Still doubts remained, LaMelo was touted as overrated, then the NBL basketball season hit.

Despite playing less than half of the season due to the injury, LaMelo Ball was recently named the NBL rookie of the year. Each game he played in was filled with glimpses of his world class talent. Those same mock drafts now have LaMelo as a Top 5 pick. 

We're taking it one step further and are here to proclaim that LaMelo Ball will be one of the first two players off the board come June. We spoke the top 10 pick into existence and we're doing the same here.

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