15-Year-Old UCLA Commit LaMelo Ball Scores 92 in a High School Game

Bryan Brandom
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There are only 32 minutes in a regulation high school basketball game.

Somehow, Chino Hills (CA) sophomore LaMelo Ball still managed to pack 92 points into that span, including 41 in the fourth quarter alone.

After his team's 60-game winning streak was snapped this weekend, the 15-year-old hoisted up 61 shots to get there.

"My boys get mad when they lose," said Ball's father, Lavar Ball. "[LaMelo] started on fire. Just attacking the rim. They tried to double- and triple-team him after he scored 45. … He loves to score. That’s the type of things he’s going to do next year on a daily basis. It’s easy for him. He finally got to play his game.”

LaMelo's older brother LiAngelo, a senior who's currently resting for the playoffs, scored 72 in a game earlier this season.

But not everyone approved of the performance, which came in a 146-120 victory.

"That's wrong," Dave Smith, head coach of opposing Los Osos, told the Los Angeles Times. "It goes against everything CIF [California Interscholastic Federation] stands for. The Ball boys are very talented and great players, but it's embarrassing to high school athletics. I've been coaching for 35 years, and we've turned high school athletics into individualism.

"It's amazing to watch a kid score that many points. But it's tough to say that's what CIF athletics is about."

LaMelo and LiAngelo have both already committed to UCLA, where their older brother Lonzo, a possible No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is a freshman.

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