LaMelo Bell will reportedly enroll at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. His brother, LiAngelo, will reportedly enter the G League player pool.
LaMelo Ball will return to high school and enroll at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, for his senior year, the Ball family told SLAM Magazine. His older brother, LiAngelo Ball, who went undrafted in June, has reportedly notified G League teams he will enter the player pool and sign a G League contract, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
LaMelo and LiAngelo are the younger brothers of Lakers point guard, Lonzo. They previously signed pro contracts and played for the Lithuanian club BC Vytautas Prienai. Prior to that, LiAngelo had been enrolled at UCLA, however withdrew last December after being suspended indefinitely following an arrest in China. LaMelo, who had pledged to the Bruins, decommitted.
LaMelo, 17, had been enrolled at Chino Hills High School before leaving to play in Lithuania. He most recently played in the JBA League this past summer, a league organized by his father, LaVar. The JBA aims to provide high school basketball players a paid alternative to college.
LaMelo will reportedly start at Spire Institute "in the coming days" and is expected to debut on Nov. 13 against top prospect Isaiah Stewart and La Lumiere School (Ind.). By enrolling at Spire, a prep school, LaMelo will play against other top prep institutes featuring competition within his own age group.