LaVar Ball

Coach: 'LaMelo Ball got the ability to be the number one pick for the ...

That's what high school phenom LaMelo Ball's new coach hopes Cleveland Cavaliers fans will be saying in just a couple of years.

Former NBA-player-turned-high-school-coach Jermaine Jackson told TMZ his newest player at Spire Prep Academy in Geneva has "the ability to be the number one pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers soon."

"In my opinion, LaMelo Ball will be the number one pick in a year or two going to the Cleveland Cavaliers," Jackson told TMZ .

Jackson told TMZ his relationship with LaVar Ball is off to a great start.

According to CBS Sports , Ball had previously committed to UCLA before deciding to return to high school hoops.

While playing for a high school in Chino Hills, California, Ball dropped 92 points in a game back in February of 2017.

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