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Basketball Showcase brings Big Baller Brand and the Ball Family to Buffalo

Posted at 11:51 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 12:07:02-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Teams from Canada and the U.S. came to the second-annual Corey Graham HS/PREP Exclusive Showcase to show off their skills to scouts and fans.

The Villa Marie Athletic Center was packed on Saturday night to not only watch high school players dunk, but to get an autograph from the Ball Family or purchase Big Baller Brand apparel.

The Ball family is filled with basketball stars as Lonzo Ball plays for the LA Lakers and his two brothers are also trying to get their shot in the NBA. Tonight fans came out to see LaMelo Ball play for his High school team, Spire Academy. LiAngelo Ball was also in attendance signing autographs with his father, LaVar Ball.

Not only were they there to watch the game, but LaVar Ball was there to sell his merchandise for the Big Baller Brand. They sell custom t-shirts, shoes, and accessories.

"Any time all these folks come out in the cold, snow, heat whatever to support the Big Baller Brand and watch my boys play basketball I love it, it's the best place in the world," LaVar Ball, founder and CEO of Big Baller Brand said.

Organizer of the basketball showcase Ty Parker, who is also the basketball coach for the Health Sciences boys basketball team and the Corey Graham Elite AAU Coach, says he wanted to bring amazing high school players to Buffalo in hopes that his players could learn from their skills and bring the college coaches to Buffalo as well.

"I think this is big for them to see the type of level that they need to get to to get a scholarship," Parker said.

The event costs $40 for admission at Villa Maria College at 240 Pine Ridge Road. There is one more day to check out elite high school players like LeMelo Ball doors open at 11am on Sunday where teams will be playing all day.