- 6-5 / 196 cms
- 175 lbs / 79
- Chino Hills H.S. ‘16
- Chino Hills, Calif.
USA Basketball Notes
- Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2013.
- Lists UCLA, University of Kentucky, USC and University of Washington among his college choices.
High School Honors
- 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-America honorable mention.
- 2013 CalHi Sports Freshman All-State Team.
- 2013 All-Sierra League first eam.
High School Notes
- Attends Chino Hills High School (Calif.), where as a freshman in 2012-13 he started all 29 games and averaged 14.3 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 3.7 apg. and 2.2 spg. in aiding Chino Hills to a 24-5 record, including a perfect 10-0 slate in Sierra League play, as the Huskies advanced to the 2013 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 1AA second round.
- Lists single-game bests of 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists
- Born on Oct. 27, 1997, in Anaheim, Calif.
- Son of Tina and LaVar Ball, has two younger brothers, LiAngelo (14) and LaMelo (11).
- Goes by the nickname Zo.
- Boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA.
- Father played basketball at Washington State University and Cal State University, Los Angeles and football for the London Monarchs, was also on the practice squads for the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.
- Started playing basketball when he was 2 years old.
The Inside Scoop
- Top memory from the London Olympics was Carmelo Anthony’s record-setting night against Nigeria, when he hit 10-of-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 37 points.
- Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: LeBron James because, “he does everything.”
- Plans on majoring in: criminal justice.
- If he could drive anything, it would be: a Bugatti.
- Currently drives: an Escalade.
- Top five movies of all time: Glory Road, Coach Carter, Stomp the Yard, Hurricane Season and Fast Five.
- Favorite non-sports magazine: Car and Driver.
- Favorite sports magazine: SLAM.
- Pregame meal: a Subway sandwich.
- Has a Rottweiler named Zeek.
- Favorite app: Twitter.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
- Favorite class: math.
- Favorite basketball player of all time: LeBron James.
- Favorite team: Miami Heat.
- Favorite Olympian: Michael Jordan.
- Most played song on his iPod: “Work.”
- Best player ever faced: Stanley Johnson.
- Most impressive person ever met: Bernie Pischon, because he’s so successful.
- Would compare his game to: Magic Johnson.
- This right-hander wears No. 2 because: when he was in school, it was always his number in class.
- Away from the court, enjoys: rapping.
- Most people don’t know: he dances a lot.
- Has never traveled outside the United States.