LaVar Ball announced that he’s launching a basketball league for nationally ranked players who have graduated from high school but don’t want to go to college.
He’s calling it the Junior Basketball Association and it’s fully funded by his Big Baller Brand. By joining the league, players who rank the lowest can earn a salary of $3,000 a month while the best ranked player earns $10,000 a month. LaVar is looking for 80 players to fill 10 teams that will play at NBA arenas in Los Angeles, Dallas, Brooklyn, and Atlanta.
“Getting these players is going to be easy,” Ball told ESPN. “This is giving guys a chance to get a jump start on their career, to be seen by pro scouts, and we’re going to pay them because someone has to pay these kids.”
Ball said the rules of his league will follow those of the NBA instead of college — 12-minute quarters and a pro 3-point line.