LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- From Chino Hills to Westwood to Lithuania - LiAngelo and Lamelo Ball, the younger brothers of Lakers star Lonzo Ball, have agreed to 1-year professional contracts with a Lithuanian basketball club.
The move makes LaVar Ball's two youngest sons ineligible for college basketball, and comes after 19-year-old LiAngelo left UCLA, which suspended him in the aftermath of his shoplifting arrest during the team's trip to China.
Lamelo, 16, had verbally agreed to play for the Bruins; he has been home-schooled since leaving Chino Hills High School as a junior.
The two teenage brothers signed with the Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas club, which plays in a lower-level European league. They are expected to report in January.
"We are committed to their long-term success and development as professional basketball players," said Vilius Vaitkevicius, the team's sports director.
ESPN and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with basketball club team in Lithuania
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