Big Baller Brand is back at it. A few months ago, before the NBA draft, they unveiled the ZO 1s, Lonzo Ball’s signature sneaker. Now, Lonzo isn’t the only Ball with a signature.
The MB1s are LaMelo Ball’s signature sneaker, making him the only high school prospect with his own signature sneaker line. The sneakers are priced at $395 and are available for pre-order in the Big Baller Brand website and will be available in time for the 2017 Holidays.
Melo Ball 1, youngest in the game.
— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) August 31, 2017
Based on the tech specs available on the site, the MB 1s will have a low cut design with a two-tone woven textile and camo “Fly Knit” upper. As for the cushioning, there will be an Advanced Performance Insole that will be placed for maximum comfort of the player. There will also be full-length shock absorbent material for further cushioning. Big Baller Brand is calling the MB 1s “one of the lightest” sneakers in the market.
Melo is one of the highest ranked high school players in the US. Melo is showing the same skill set his brother Lonzo flashed in high school and college. He’s got ridiculous range on his jumper and can launch and hit it from anywhere on the floor. He’s got sweet handles and good court vision for a kid in high school. Melo got his name out there when he exploded for 92 points in a high school game. Since then, he’s been on the radar as a top prospect at that level. Things have only gotten crazier for the 16-year old.
According to Franklyn Calle of SLAM, Melo is one of the most popular basketball players in the world. Not just at the high school level. But in all levels, even the NBA.
With 2.4 million followers on Instagram alone, Melo already has a much larger following on social media platforms than the majority of NBA players. Although people in the prep scene knew of Melo since his freshman year, it was last season when his notoriety reached new levels. At times he would have to be escorted out of side doors after games due to large crowds lingering in hopes of getting a picture or autograph.
With a signature sneaker already locked down, Big things are expected from the 16-year old this coming season.
Photos from SLAM