Ball and two other UCLA players were arrested in China.
Three UCLA freshman basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, were arrested in China for shoplifting, and could face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that LiAngelo Ball – LaVar’s middle son – along with freshman Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on shoplifting charges.
According to a report from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, Ball and his teammates could face up to 10 years for shoplifting.
From the report:
If standard practices are applied, the three UCLA basketball players – including LiAngelo Ball – arrested Tuesday in mainland China under suspicion of shoplifting face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted, according a lawyer familiar with Chinese law who communicated with Yahoo Sports on the condition of anonymity because he doesn’t want to speak out about the Chinese government.
What’s more, the three could be detained for more than a month before being officially indicted. Of course, this is speculative until more details of the arrest and further sentencing are announced.
UCLA and Georgia Tech are scheduled to tip-off at 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday night in Shanghai.