Melo Ball Donates $10,000 Towards Relief Efforts For Australia Brushfires

The journey of LaMelo Ball continues to make headlines as the future 2020 NBA lottery pick made waves earlier this week when The Shadow League reported that there’s a sneaker war ensuing for Melo’s brand and he was offered $100 M’s and a private jet by one prominent company.  

With the success of Ball In The Family, his brother’s NBA Career, other brand endeavors and his overseas pro salary, Melo is in a better financial position than most teenagers. Melo has become a huge star playing in Australia’s NBL averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, seven assisssts and 1.6 steals in 12 games. 

Melo has pledged to donate one month’s salary toward relief efforts for Australia’s ongoing bushfires, the Illawara Hawks announced. Players in the NBL earn about $100,000 per season. 

It’s sad to see what’s happening on the south coast of Australia. People have lost their homes and everything they own,” Ball said in a statement. “My parents taugtht me to help out wherever I can, so this is my way of helping out.”

The 18-year-old Melo continues to build his brand and raise his draft stock in preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft, where he’s projected to go in the Top 3 picks, making him the second Ball brother to be drafted as a potential franchise player.  

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