How THIS Player Chose The JBA Over College… AND IT PAID OFF!

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How THIS Player Chose The JBA Over College… AND IT PAID OFF!


Back in high school playing for Berkeley, Niles Malone helped lead his team to a regional title. Scoring 18 points in a win, though unfortunately the red devils would fall short for the state championship in Sacramento, where despite another 18 for Malone, Crespi high would walk away victorious. Regardless Malone was an standout individual performer, on the year as a senior averaging 21 points, 6 assists and 5 steals a game, earning several credible awards and accolades. He’d start his college career fall of 2017, competing in the CCCAA at De Anza College. Niles one and only season saw him put up 9 points, 2 rebounds and an assists a game. Whilst Shooting 45% from the field, Including a 45 point career high over Branch West. Niles had a very productive freshman year by any standard’s, although one which didn’t however translate to team success. DeAnza finished the season with an 9-18 record. Spring of 2018 after reconsidering his options, with the goal in mind of playing overseas or dare to dream one day in the NBA. Niles who’d received an invite to try out for the LA Ballers, a newly formed team in Lavar’s new league, Went to great efforts to make the audition, driving 6 hours from his hometown of Oakland to a selected gym in Orange County. Impressing in both drills and scrimmages with the big baller in attendance, Niles was one of just 7 players to survive the final cut for LA. Coming into the JBA with hopes of not only putting his past depression behind him, but to showcase his abilities on a BBB platform. Niles Malone right out the gate took the league by storm, in both his and the league’s debut game. Malone recorded a team high 41 points to add to 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in a convincing win over New York. He’d carry this momentum into the next game against eventual finalists Seattle. Where he’d score a game high 48 points and grab 8 rebounds in a narrow victory. Niles Malone at this point had not only established himself as one of the league’s best players, but was building a legitimate MVP case. He’d put up 21 and 11 against Philly, and a near triple-double with 29 points over Houston in the season finale. Niles Malone season averages would shape into 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals per game. Earning him a well deserved spot on the western all-star team. Second half of the season onwards, everyone on the team was forced to make sacrifices upon the arrival of LiAngelo, Niles was so exception too that, but excepted his new role for the greater good of the team, and from that point forward. LA would see out the season undefeated, and with wins over Philly, New York and Seattle in the playoffs. Would become first time winners of the JBA Championship, during this run Malone boasted stats of 13 points, 4 assists and 2.5 steals per game, and walked away from it all, as not only a champion. But with a brand spanking new toy rewarded to the winners, anyone representing west Oakland can see Nuski cruising about in his 2018 Cadillac ATS sedan. To which he can maybe tell us a bit more about in this upcoming interview. Until then, and whenever he’s next required to suit back up on basketball hardwood. Niles Malone will be living his best life, one which by his own admission. Wouldn’t have been possible without the JBA and the Big Baller Brand.




– YoungFlxcko

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