|Born:||December 11 1967|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|High school:||Alta Loma|
(San Bernardino, California)
|College:||Cal State LA (1987-1991)|
Tina Ball (née Slatinsky; born December 11, 1967) is an American college basketball player who played for the Cal State LA Golden Eagles women's basketball team. She is the mother of current NBA player Lonzo Ball.
Basketball Career Edit
Ball was a four-year varsity basketball letter winner at Alta Loma High School in San Bernardino California where she was a All-Baseline League pick as a senior. She averaged 15.8 points and 18.2 rebounds. Ball was one of top basketball prospects in high school and she chose to attend California State University, Los Angeles. She finished her career ranking eighth in points (935), eighth in field goals made (541), fifth in field goal attempts (1165), fourth in rebounds (627), fifth in blocks (60), eighth in free throws made (120), and seventh in free throws attempted (208).
Cal St. L.A. Statistics Edit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|1986-87||Cal St. L.A.||28||190||33.5||0.0||51.2||6.4||6.8|
|1987-88||Cal St. L.A.||28||354||41.6||0.0||61.8||6.4||12.6|
|1988-89||Cal St. L.A.||18||237||43.0||1.0||73.0||6.5||13.2|
|1990-91||Cal St. L.A.||25||146||65.8||26.7||40.0||5.6||5.8|
|Career||Cal St. L.A.||99||935||46.4||27.0||57.7||6.3||9.4|
Personal Life Edit
Ball is the daughter of Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. She is the athletic director at a Southern California middle school. She married her college sweetheart, LaVar Ball, who is a retired American professional football player. "I transferred from Washington State and saw her in the hall. Wow. She knocked me off my feet. I stopped her in the hall and said: ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do together, but we’re gonna do something.’ She was like, ‘is this guy cocky or what?’
The couple got married and she gave birth to three sons Lonzo (b. 1997), LiAngelo (b. 1998), and LaMelo (b. 2001). Lonzo is currently a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, while LiAngelo is a shooting guard for the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, and LaMelo is a junior point guard at Chino Hills High School.