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LaMelo Ball drains first NBA bucket in preseason game [VIDEO]

Hornets rookie hits corner 3-pointer for first basket in his NBA career.

LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on December 12, 2020 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

LaMelo Ball went scoreless in his NBA preseason debut. In his second game, he didn’t waste much time getting on the scoreboard. Melo made a nice drop step to get open on a corner 3-pointer early on in Monday’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors, draining his first basket in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets brought Melo in off the bench late in the first quarter. Here’s the video courtesy of Sportscenter.

The Hornets are off to a strong start Monday night in their game against the Raps. Charlotte was actually pretty exciting in its first preseason game. With Ball in town and a bunch of young talent, the Hornets may not make the playoffs but will definitely show up a bit in highlight reels. Ball went scoreless in the first preseason game, but had 10 rebounds and 4 assists in just 16 minutes. He also made a nice behind-the-back pass on a breakaway for a dime.