LiAngelo Ball works out for Lakers with Lonzo looking on | AP sports

Heather Diaz
June 2, 2018

"I think he's the same guy", Welsh said. "More focus around the game really". However, unlike Lonzo, who was selected second overall a year ago, LiAngelo faces a greater hurdle.

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LiAngelo averaged 12.6 points while playing in the Lithuanian league before returning to the United States last month.

Ball and two teammates became an global story when they were arrested for shoplifting during UCLA's exhibition basketball trip to China previous year.

The guard said he learned a more professional approach while in Europe.

"Oh that changed a lot", he said. "Because if you are not producing out there, they will fire you quick". "That's a given. You've got to come into these workouts ready to go". You got to come in every time ready to play your hardest and produce. That changed my mindset. He noted how much he grew as a player in his time in Lithuania.

He said the experience also gave him a better feel for the game and a taste of what playing pro ball is like.

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LiAngelo, who had his stamina, shooting, speed and rebounding put to the test, has additional workouts planned with the Warriors and Clippers.

Of course, this isn't LiAngelo Ball's only lifeline, as a few other teams had expressed a margin of interest.

"I don't really remember too much about that", Ball said.

Looks like LaVar Ball's dream of having his sons all play for the Lakers won't be happening anytime soon.

Former Bruins teammate Thomas Welsh, St. Bonaventure's guard Jaylen Adams, Virginia guard Devon Hall, Syracuse guard Tyus Battle and Arizona center Dusan Ristic joined Ball in Tuesday's workout.

On his National Basketball Association podcast, Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus seemed to give LiAngelo an A for effort during the Laker's mentality drill which puts the participants fitness level to the fest by dragging him or her down the court in a 90-second span.

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