Lonzo Ball has yet to play an NBA game against NBA competition but he’s already ranked No. 19 out of all point guards in the NBA.
HoopsHype.com just released a list of the top point guards in the league and they’ve put Lonzo Ball at No.19. It’s a little shocking, although not all that unbelievable, that Ball would be ranked above so many veterans considering he hasn’t even played an actual NBA game yet. It just goes to show his potential is so great based on his year with UCLA and his performance with the Los Angeles Lakers in Summer League, that he’s already better than most veteran point guards in the league.
How did he get this rating? It’s got to be his pinpoint dimes and quarterback esque full court passes. He put his court vision, basketball IQ and pass-first skills on full display this Summer. Ball averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in route to being named Summer League MVP.
14 PTS – 9 REBS – 7 ASTS
— NBA (@NBA) July 16, 2017
Ball also did what no one else in Summer League history has done—recorded a triple double, which he did twice. The Lonzo show even got LeBron James to come out and watch some of L.A.’s Summer League action, which many Laker fans were happy to see.
But although Ball made triple-double history in Summer League, helped break Summer League ratings records and got LeBron to buy in, it should be noted that HoopsHype ranked No.1 overall pick Markelle Fultz at No.18.
It’s safe to say the people over at HoopsHype think the top two picks of the 2017 NBA draft are head and shoulders above their counterparts and many other veteran point guards in the league. Now we just have to wait for the season to play out to see if they’re right.