Entering the new year, the Charlotte Hornets have a record of 10 wins and 28 losses. With that, they are currently ranked 14th on the Western rankings. Amidst the difficulties facing the Hornets, LaMelo Ball has emerged as a bright spot. And now he has written his name in NBA history.
LaMelo Ball becomes the 4th youngest player to reach 1,000 assists in the NBA
With a pass for Jalen McDaniels to successfully hit the 3-pointer against the Memphis Grizzlies, Ball registered his 1,000th career assist. At the age of 21, Ball became the fourth youngest player in NBA history to reach this milestone.
During his sophomore year with the Charlotte Hornets, Ball appeared in 75 games. He ended the year averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists. Ball also has a pretty good throw rate with an average of 42.9% in the 2-point area and 38.9% from behind the arc.
Now in his third season, Ball is playing the best basketball of his youth career. After missing the start of the season due to an ankle injury, he is now stable on the field. In the past 14 games, he averaged 23.7 points, 6 rebounds and 7.8 assists.
Although the Charlotte Hornets haven’t enjoyed much success this season, they seem to be on the right track. With LaMelo Ball on the rise, the Spectrum Center team has the potential to become one of the NBA’s most competitive teams in the near future.