Lonzo Ball

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 193
College: UCLA
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 10/27/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 2

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers


Excels at scoring on the move

Very good scorer off the dribble

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Terrific playmaker

Rock solid rebounder

Adept at collecting steals and blocks

Smart player that has a very good feel for the game

Gifted athlete

Great size to play either backcourt position


May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Can be a streaky shooter

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Almost exclusively looks to pass while driving

May look to make the home run pass too often

Can be too passive on offense

His effort on defense can lag at times

Can have lapses defensively

Can show poor body language

May need to add strength


Lonzo Ball is a talented, highly skilled combo guard that has a solid all-around game.  He can make shots from anywhere on the floor, as he can knock down many threes from beyond the arc, as well as throw down thunderous dunks on the break.

​Plus, he is a cerebral playmaker that has outstanding court vision, as he has unbelievable court sense that allows him to make plays very few can make.  Also, he is a solid defender that has the ability to lock down his man out on the perimeter.

​NBA teams will be looking hard at him to determine if he can be a consistent performer on a nightly basis, and to see if he has what it takes to be great.  Undoubtedly, he has All-Star level talent, as he has the skills to be a high lottery pick in 2017.


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Games Scouted:

11/24/16 UCLA vs. Portland

12/3/16 UCLA vs. Kentucky

1/5/17 UCLA vs. California

2/4/17 UCLA vs. Washington

2/25/17 UCLA vs. Arizona

3/10/17 UCLA vs. Arizona

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