October 27, 1997 (26)
Lonzo Ball is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before joining the Bulls, Ball played for the Los Angeles Lakers, who selected him with the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and the New Orleans Pelicans. Known for his excellent court vision, passing, and defensive skills, Ball has established himself as a versatile guard in the NBA. Throughout his career, he has received several accolades, including selections to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and earning recognition for his defensive capabilities.
Since entering the NBA, Ball has made significant contributions to each team he has played for, demonstrating his ability to impact games through his all-around play. At UCLA, where he played college basketball, Ball was named a consensus first-team All-American and won the Wayman Tisdale Award for the nation’s top freshman. His professional achievements include career highs in points, assists, and rebounds, showcasing his development into a key player. Ball’s transition from the Lakers to the Pelicans and then to the Bulls marked significant phases in his career.
Ball’s career has also been marked by notable collaborations with high-profile teammates and under the guidance of esteemed coaches. Playing alongside LeBron James at the Lakers provided him valuable experience, while his time with the Pelicans, teaming up with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, allowed him to refine his role as a facilitator. Now with the Chicago Bulls, Ball continues to develop his game under the leadership of coach Billy Donovan, contributing to a dynamic backcourt alongside Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.