Hornets pick point guard LaMelo Ball third overall in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The thing the Charlotte Hornets’ need above all else is a star, and they hope gifted passer LaMelo Ball is that guy.The Hornets chose Ball, a point guard, with the No. 3 selection in Wednesday’s NBA draft. It was the highest selection for the Hornets since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was chosen by Charlotte second overall in 2012.Ball has played professionally in Lithuania and most recently in Australia. Younger brother of New Orleans Pelican Lonzo Ball, LaMelo is 6-foot-7 and known for having rare court vision and playmaking ability.Ball has no lack of confidence; asked by NBA.co…

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