On Saturday, Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball made history after becoming the youngest player ever to record a triple-double, beating the previous record set by Markelle Fultz.
Ball produced 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench to lead the Hornets to the win over the Atlanta Hawks to break the record at 19 years, 140 days. Fultz was 19 years, 317 days when he set the mark with the Philadelphia 76ers on April 11, 2018.
The third overall pick notched the achievement in the fourth quarter after hitting P.J. Washington for a shot in the paint.
19-year-old LaMelo Ball is the youngest player in NBA history with a triple double!
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He did the majority of his damage in the second quarter, in which he recorded seven points and five assists to help the Hornets carry a nine-point lead into halftime.