Lonzo Ball’s stellar statistical showing in Las Vegas Summer League was more than enough to justify the MVP he won for the event. Ball averaged 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and a Las Vegas-leading 9.3 assists to go with 2.5 steals in summer league while being named to the tournament’s first-team as well.
Those numbers are obviously phenomenal, but more impressive than the numerical results of Ball’s play was the way he racked up those numbers. Ball’s combination of heady plays out of pick-and-rolls, lightning-quick and right-on-the-money outlet passes and aggressive scoring was a sight to see all in it’s own.
Ball just plays with a different style than anyone we’ve seen enter the NBA in a while. He’s still obviously a long way from superstardom, but the fact that his game translated to the next level up from college so smoothly is a promising sign for an increasingly exciting rookie campaign.
You can check out the highlights of it courtesy of Dawkins MTA below:
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here, or listen to why Ball is so special below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.