LaMelo becomes youngest player to record triple-double

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Charlotte Hornets rookie point guard LaMelo Ball made history in Saturday's 113-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks by becoming the youngest player in NBA history to register a triple-double.

Ball finished with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in 31 minutes. He accomplished the feat at 19 years and 140 days old. Markelle Fultz was the previous record-holder at 19 years and 317 days old.

Ball also recorded just the 40th triple-double off the bench in league history and first by a Hornets reserve, according to Basketball-Reference.

Youngest players with triple-doubles

Player Age
LaMelo Ball 19 years 140 days
Markelle Fultz 19 years 317 days
Luka Doncic 19 years 327 days
Lonzo Ball 20 years 15 days
LeBron James 20 years 20 days

After going scoreless in his NBA debut, Ball has steadily improved during his first month in the league. He entered Saturday's game averaging 11.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through nine appearances.

The Hornets will look for their fourth consecutive win on Monday when they face the New York Knicks.

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