LiAngelo Ball becomes UCLA's first verbal commit in 2017 class

Three-star shooting guard LiAngelo Ball, brother of UCLA commit Lonzo Ball, has verbally committed to UCLA

The UCLA men’s basketball team could have a pair of Ball brothers in the backcourt in two seasons. Shooting guard LiAngelo Ball has verbally committed to the Bruins, according to multiple reports.

His brother, five-star point guard Lonzo Ball, a member of the 2016 recruiting class, verbally committed more than a year ago.

The younger Ball, who is 6-feet-4, was rated a three-star recruit by He is the first member of UCLA’s 2017 recruiting class.

Both Ball brothers play for Chino Hills. A third brother, LaMelo, will join them there next season.

Last year, Chino Hills Coach Steve Baik told the Los Angeles Times the youngest Ball could be the best.

“Everybody in his family says he’s going to be better than Lonzo and LiAngelo,” Baik said.

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