Lonzo Ball has signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.

"I wanted to lead my career," Ball told ESPN. "Picking my own representation -- just solely as my decision -- was Step 1 in that process. For me, it was an easy call and it was the right time to make that call."

Ball joins Klutch Sports after brief stints with Creative Arts Agency and Roc Nation.

Ball becomes eligible for an extension this offseason after spending his first season with the New Orleans Pelicans. The move from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Pelicans appears to have given him more freedom from his father. 

"Me being in New Orleans, I have no family out there," Ball said. "It kind of put me on my own for the first time in my life."