TMZ LiAngelo Ball — along with 2 of his UCLA basketball teammates — were arrested for shoplifting during a team trip to China, according to ESPN. The UCLA basketball team was out in Hangzhou before their game with Georgia Tech on Friday. The details surrounding the arrests are unclear. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill have also been arrested. UCLA issued a statement to TMZ Sports saying, “We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China. The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time.” LiAngelo Ball is the middle son in the ball family. His younger brother LaMelo Ball is expected to play at UCLA when he becomes college eligible. His older brother Lonzo currently plays for the Lakers.
The UCLA men’s basketball team is in China where they are set to open their 2017-2018 season against Georgia Tech, but the status of three Bruins players is now up in the air, after they were arrested for shoplifting. The three players arrested were LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley. LiAngelo Ball is a freshman at UCLA, he is the middle son of fame hungry basketball dad Lavar Ball, and the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball. China has very strict laws against theft, and the NCAA may also punish these players following this incident, more on this story as it develops.