Three UCLA basketball were arrested in China for shoplifting, according to an ESPN.com report.
Among the three players was LiAngelo Ball, LaVar’s middle son, whose career at UCLA was expected to start this week. The Bruins team had been over in China since the weekend in advance of their season-opening game in Shanghai against Georgia Tech. Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, also freshmen, were the other two players arrested.
“We are aware of the matter involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China and we are gathering more information,” team spokesman Alex Timiraos said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time.”
LiAngelo’s older brother, Lonzo, starred for the Bruins last season and was taken No. 2 overall by the Lakers in the NBA Draft. (Via – New York Post)