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Lonzo Ball
Ball with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2020
No. 2 – New Orleans Pelicans
Point guard
Personal information
Born October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27) (age 23)
Anaheim, California
Nationality American
High school Chino Hills
(Chino Hills, California)
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College UCLA (2016–2017)
NBA Draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2017–present
League NBA
Career history
2017–2019 Los Angeles Lakers
2019–present New Orleans Pelicans
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2017)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2017)
  • NCAA season assists leader (2017)
  • Wayman Tisdale Award (2017)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2017)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (2016)
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2016)
  • McDonald's All-American (2016)
  • California Mr. Basketball (2016)

Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, he played college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins, earning consensus first-team All-American honors before the Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2018.

As a high school senior at Chino Hills High School in 2016, Ball was awarded multiple national high school player of the year honors, and led his team, alongside his brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo, who are both current NBA guards, to an undefeated record, as well as a national championship. As a college freshman in 2016–17, he led the nation in assists and broke the UCLA record for the most assists in a season. Ball also won the Wayman Tisdale Award as the top freshman in the nation. As an NBA rookie with the Lakers, his playing time was limited by shoulder and knee injuries, and he was sidelined for much of his second season after an ankle injury. He was traded at the end of the season to the Pelicans in a trade package for Anthony Davis.

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