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America is freaking out over the high-school basketball player who scored 92 points

Remember the name LaMelo Ball.

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FEW PLACES DO sports hype quite like America, but when you’re watching 15-year-old kids drain 92 points in one basketball game, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited.

LaMelo Ball won’t graduate from high school until 2019 but he already has America freaking out about his potential. Case in point: he was only 13 when UCLA got him to verbally commit to playing his college ball with them, following in the footsteps of his two older brothers.

On Tuesday, Ball poured petrol on all of the hype and dropped a match with a phenomenal individual performance for his school Chino Hills.

They beat California neighbours Los Osos 146-123, and Ball chipped in 92 points by himself.


OK, he did take 61 shots and 14 free throws but still, that is some haul by anyone’s measure.

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