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LaMelo Ball, the youngest and most eye-catching Ball brother, will forego his final two years of high school at Chino Hills High in favor of home-schooling and focusing on his training, according to his father LaVar.
LaMelo is leaving Chino Hills after the school’s basketball program brought in a new coach that family patriarch LaVar had some disagreements with.
“I’m not dealing with the coach over there,” LaVar told ESPN. “I’m not dealing with the administration over there. I don’t want no distractions on Melo. So therefore I’m going to home-school him and make him the best basketball player ever.”
Dennis Latimore took over as head coach of the Chino Hills High School basketball team in May, and has already had a few clashes with Ball and his son, who has made a name for himself with his Stephen Curry-esque shooting ability.
“The coach made a comment the other day. He said, ‘all those 50 shots a game, that’s going to stop.’ So I’m like, ‘Wow,'” LaVar said. “And every kid he talks to, he asks which AAU program they play for and as soon as they mention my name, he goes the other way.”
LaMelo will continue to play for LaVar’s AAU team, the Big Ballers, while finishing home school before heading off to UCLA.
You can watch LaVar go into further detail on the decision below, speaking with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.