LaMelo Ball, touted as the marquee player of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA), is doing something extraordinary.
Three games into the inaugural season of the JBA — a league started by LaVar Ball for NBA hopefuls who don’t want to play college basketball — LaMelo Ball is 3-for-32 (9.3 percent) from 3-point range, including 0-for-16 in the past two games.
Ball, 16, was 0-for-9 from 3-point range Friday in a 130-108 loss to the New York Ballers that dropped Los Angeles’ record to 2-1.
He is averaging 41 points on 38.3 percent shooting from the field along with 12.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game during the 48-minute contests.
Ball, who plays guard, will have a chance to break his 3-point drought Tuesday when Los Angeles plays Dallas.
Players are being paid $ 3,000 month and that league, which opened its season June 29 in Ontario, Calif., is scheduled to continue through Aug. 12.