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LaMelo Ball gets 'Welcome to Ohio' billboard

LaMelo Ball gets 'Welcome to Ohio' billboard

While his NCAA eligibility remains a question mark at this point, he says still wants to play at a top-level college. Ball took note and offered a brief response via social media. The school is located less than 50 miles from Cleveland.

With LeBron James living in Los Angeles, Cleveland is embracing a new basketball star. The company that paid for the billboard, Overtime, is a sports highlight website.

But Jackson isn't alone, as a billboard welcoming Ball to OH has put up in his honor.

After an absolute whirlwind of a year, LaMelo Ball is coming back to the United States to play high school hoops.

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LaMelo's return to high school is generating headlines, but that's nothing out of the ordinary for the Ball family.

We also reached out to the organization behind the Naismith Prep Player of the Year award - another huge honor for high school athletes - and they told us Melo is NOT disqualified from consideration.

"The billboard is right on I90, by West 3rd Street, just minutes from Quicken Loans Arena".

That includes Spire coach Jermaine Jackson, who told TMZ Sports that Ball has the opportunity to eventually become the first pick in the National Basketball Association draft. Presently, the 1-10 Cavaliers could conceivably be in possession of one of those future top picks, though they'll definitely be considering other candidates besides Ball.


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