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In retrospect, one could make the argument that Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball was struggling offensively when he scored 51 points over the first three quarters versus Los Osos back when he was a high school sophomore back in 2017. That’s because the then Chino Hills guard scored in 41 in the fourth quarter.

Chino Hill Huskies guard LaMelo Ball score 91-points in support of hospitalized classmate

LaMelo dedicated his 92-point game to Lexi Anderson, a Chino Hills classmate who recently went into cardiac arrest and is in urgent need of a heart donor and financial assistance. Details for how one could help Lexi could be found at the AGAPE Miracle’s Go Fund Me web page here.


LaMelo’s offensive outburst marked the second time during his sophomore season the phenom (then just 5-foot-10) made national news. Late in 2016, in a game at the Rancho Mirage MaxPreps Holiday Invitational, LaMelo calmly hit a halfcourt shot that caught the attention of two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry.

''That right there was pretty unbelievable. For him to call his shot like Babe Ruth and knock it down and act like nothing happened. So shoutout to him.''

— Steph Curry, on LaMelo Ball's halfcourt shot


LaMelo was (and still is) the youngest of three uber-talented Ball brothers.

At the time of LaMelo’s moster offensive game, the eldest brother, Lonzo, was starring as a freshman for the nationally-ranked UCLA Bruins, while middle-brother LiAngelgo and LaMelo were planning to follow in his footsteps when they graduated from Chino Hills.

In 2016, the Ball trio led the Huskies to California’s Open Division state title with a 70-50 victory over De La Salle (Concord). Along the way, they amassed a highlight reel that looks more like something from the NBA than high school.