LaMelo joins his older brothers, point guard Lonzo Ball (2016) and shooting guard LiAngelo Ball (2017), as UCLA commitments.
LaMelo Ball is listed as a point guard at the moment, but it's really hard to peg him to a single position since he's a 5'7 2019 kid who could grow substantially -- or not at all -- over the next four years.
The three Ball brothers play together in both AAU and high school, and their games feature an interesting brand of basketball that oftentimes involves little more than full-court outlet passes for layups followed by layups given up on the other end.
Obviously, it's anyone's guess what a commitment this early in a player's recruitment actually means. The last time UCLA had a soon-to-be 9th grader committed, it was Taylor King during Ben Howland's regime and he did not end up at UCLA.
It's very unlikely that, even if all three brothers do end up at UCLA, that they ever play together in college. Lonzo is likely going to be a one-and-done candidate, which will preclude him from playing with either brother at UCLA.
We'll have more on the commitment later.