Lonzo Anderson Ball is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He played college basketball for one season with UCLA, earning consensus first-team All-American honors. He was selected with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
In his only season for the UCLA Bruins, Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 6.0 rebounds, He was a unanimous first-team All-American, He was also voted Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was named first-team All-Pac-12, He also received honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
Lonzo played in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and was named the league MVP after averaging 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game.
In his second game on October 20, 2017, he scored a career-high 29 points, to go along with 11 rebounds and 9 assists in a 132–130 win against the Phoenix Suns, falling one assist shy of becoming the youngest player to notch a triple-double in NBA history.
He was selected to play in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star weekend but had to withdraw because of an injury. On May 22, 2018, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.