At least for LiAngelo I think going to Lithuania was a good thing. He showed he could play on an international level, even if it was a lower level. He is only 19 and exceeded expectations.
LaMelo is still very young, but since he has no eligibility left he is going to have to work on his craft in other ways going forward.
Flip the page for quotes from LaVar of why he pulled the Ball Boys out of Lithuania.