At 19 years and 140 days old, Ball has now replaced Markelle Fultz, who was the previous record-holder at 19 years and 317 days old, at the top of the list.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) January 10, 2021
Ball’s older brother, Lonzo Ball, who presently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, broke this exact same record in his rookie year back in 2017 while with the Los Angeles Lakers, when he recorded a triple-double at 20 years and 15 days to surpass LeBron James‘ previous mark of 20 years and 20 days.
In the nine games prior to Saturday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Ball averaged 11.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He was selected third overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.