High Octane Is a Brotherly Blend


The Ball brothers, LiAngelo, left, a 6-foot-5 junior; Lonzo, a 6-6 senior; and LaMelo, a 5-10 freshman play for a team that averages 99.6 points a game.

Monica Almeida/The New York Times

CHINO HILLS, Calif. — The best high school boys’ basketball team in the country scores at a video-game clip of 99.6 points per outing, and it does not wait around to see if opponents can keep up. During a holiday tournament in December, it beat an opponent from Milwaukee by scoring 125 points. The next night, it poured in 124 against a challenger from metro Atlanta.

But numbers are only part of the remarkable story of this season’s Chino Hills Huskies.

Three of the team’s starters are brothers, with a surname that could not be more apt — Ball — and matching commitments to play in college at U.C.L.A. The oldest, Lonzo, ranks among the country’s top high school talents, and the youngest, the 14-year-old freshman LaMelo, would be an eighth grader had he not…

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