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LaMelo Ball, the youngest rookie to hit a triple-double

LaMelo Ball has entered the NBA history books by becoming the youngest rookie to hit a triple-double at 19 years 140 days, surpassing the previous mark set by Orlando Magic’s Markelle Fultz at 19 years and 317 days. .

If in the previous duel starring his brother Lonzo Ball he was left at the gates, the next day the little one of the Balls has achieved it with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the victory of the Charlotte Hornets by 105 to 113.

“A 19-year-old rookie who doesn’t look like it. It is something very strange what you are seeing on the court, “admitted his coach James Borrego to The Associated Press.

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“He’s a very tall point guard, he can pass and rebound, and he’s a very smart player,” admitted Trae Young (15 points and 10 assists). “Things will get easier for him in this league as he plays more and more games,” he acknowledged.

LaMelo Ball equaled his league-best scoring record with a 9/13 shooting from the field in the Hawks’ fourth straight loss. He also became the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double and the first for the Hornets as a backup.

Despite being quite a controversial choice, and it has not stopped fans from pointing out Michael Jordan, in these first steps as a professional he is looking pretty good with averages of 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 24 , 9 minutes of play.

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Other highlights of the night were Terry Rozier with 23 points and 4 triples; his teammate PJ Washington with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks; and reserve Caleb Martin with 15 points in just 17 minutes of play.

In the visiting team, reserve Cam Reddish led the offense with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 rebounds; followed by DeAndre Hunter with 20 points and 8 rebounds. (GG) (Maniacs)

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