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LaMelo Ball Odds to Be No. 1 Overall Pick in 2020 NBA Draft Continue to Rise

Max Staley
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Lonzo Ball is primed for a potential breakout season, and his younger brother LaMelo Ball has recently become a legitimate candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, while their father LaVar Ball is currently embroiled in a public lawsuit.

Oh yeah, it's safe to say the Big Baller Brand is back.

LaMelo Ball Draft Stock

LaMelo decided to forego college and instead signed with the Illawarra Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League (NBL). He reportedly impressed during the NBL Blitz, which is Australia's annual preseason basketball tournament, and apparently has a real shot at going No. 1 overall in 2020.

ESPN's Jonathan Givony currently has Ball projected to be the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

If you're looking to wager on Ball's draft status, FanDuel Sportsbook has him listed at +420 odds to go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Whether or not Ball's ascent will continue is anyone's guess, but it's certainly impressive that he's already soaring up draft boards before playing his first regular-season game in the NBL.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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