Jeff Goodman Insider
Vytautas’ next game is Monday in the Big Baller Showcase at home against Lietuvos Rytas’ second team.
Vytautas coach Virginijus Seskus told he wasn’t sure how much he’d be able to play LiAngelo, 19, and LaMelo, 16, in Lithuanian league games — where the competition is upgraded and there are fewer players their own age.
LiAngelo played nine minutes and LaMelo logged just five in Vytautas’ 95-86 road loss at Lietkabelis.
In their first Lithuanian league game, which counts in the standings, LiAngelo and LaMelo spent the majority of the time on the bench. LiAngelo was 0-for-3 from the field while LaMelo was 0-for-4. The duo combined to miss all five of their 3-pointers.
The two brothers combined for 29 points in their debut on Tuesday in a Big Baller Showcase game — a five-game “friendly” series designed to play against second-tier teams featuring exclusively teenagers.
In their second professional game in Lithuania, this one coming against improved competition in the Lithuanian league, the Ball brothers failed to score.