Lamelo Ball and Spire Academy will be facing off against Anthony Edwards and Holy Spirit Prep, which will be a huge match up between two of the best high school basketball players in the country. In this match we will see Lamelo face one of the toughest tests of the season for Spire in terms of one on one matches, but for Spire overall it should be an easy win. Holy Spirit Prep are currently sitting at 11-13 according to Maxpreps.com, and with Spire having only one loss on the whole year, this should be no problem for them.
Here we will highlight everything you need to know for the marquee match up between Lamelo Ball and Anthony Edwards.
Most people already know everything there is to know about Lamelo Ball’s game because of his constant coverage by the media, but for those of you who don’t know, Lamelo Ball is the best high school basketball player in the country. Lamelo posses exceptional passing and ball handling ability, and he is a capable scorer and amazing shooter, especially when he is hot.
LaMelo Ball with 36 POINTS 14 REBOUNDS and 6 ASSISTS in a 110-85 WIN for Spire 🚨 pic.twitter.com/KeXUPSkmaI— AZ Finest Mixtape (@AzFinestMixtape) February 3, 2019
Lamelo often takes criticism solely for being a part of the Ball family, but he has constantly shown the people who doubt him that they are flat out wrong. Lamelo has obtained 8 Triple Doubles in his lone season at Spire Academy and is averaging 21.4 PTS, 10.4 AST, and 9.5 REB, and has showed just how much he has grown since he was last in high school.
Lamelo Ball is now Averaging— UniquESports+ (@UniqueSportplus) February 4, 2019
37.1% 3P%@MELOD1P needs to average 11.3 Rebounds a game the rest of the season to finish with a TD average. pic.twitter.com/TmDEzFmS3q
Anthony Edwards is the number one ranked player in the class below Lamelo Ball, and there is certainly a reason why. Edwards is currently averaging 21 PTS, 6.1 REB, and 4.2 AST and has shown off a strong style of play that makes him capable of bullying defenders off and scoring easy baskets at the hoop. Edwards is far more than just a slasher though, he is an elite defender and can create his own shot as well as shots for his teammates.
Anthony Edwards is a NIGHTMARE 😈 pic.twitter.com/D2L5QgV2Yr— Overtime (@overtime) February 9, 2019
Edwards is the best player that Lamelo will face this season, including Zion Harmon and Julian Newman, who were not able to keep up with Melo on the court. Edawrds will not back down against Lamelo, and in my opinion could be the player to finally stop Lamelo’s rampage on high school basketball.
Spire and Holy Spirit Prep will be facing off on February 27th at Spire where the iconic match up between Lamelo Ball and Anthony Edwards will finally take place, be sure you don’t miss it.