‘No question’ LaMelo Ball can be No. 1 draft pick, says ex-NBA player and new coach

As far as Jermaine Jackson is concerned, Lonzo won't be the only member of the Ball family to be drafted into the NBA as a lottery pick.

In fact, Jackson, head coach at Spire Basketball Academy, where the youngest Ball, LaMelo, just enrolled, says the 17-year-old can "no question" end up going No. 1 overall.

"LaMelo Ball can be the No. 1 pick in a year or two going to the Cleveland Cavaliers," Jackson, who played five seasons in the NBA, said in an interview with TMZ Sports. "Ain't no question about it. … He has the talent that, some of it just can't be taught. So I'm not the guy that's going to say, 'Oh, let me put some handcuffs on you, let me put some more dribbling on you.' Hell no. Do what you do and I'm going to sit back and watch you do what you do."

LaMelo, who last year withdrew from high school and signed a deal to play professional basketball in Lithuania, on Tuesday announced his decision to attend Spire Institute, which is in Geneva, Ohio. 

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