UCLA basketball is in China for its season opener against Georgia Tech, and a number of players find themselves in hot water.
One of those players: LiAngelo Ball, the middle brother of the famous Ball family.
Ball, Jalen Hill, and Cody Riley were all arrested during the trip for shoplifting.
Details are scarce, but ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman broke the story moments ago.
BREAKING: UCLA frosh LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley & Jalen Hill arrested for shoplifting in China, sources told ESPN. Bruins play Ga Tech Friday https://t.co/k64IDyO81E
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 7, 2017
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Tech players were also questioned, but were cleared.
The three Tech players who were questioned and cleared were sophomore Justin Moore and freshmen Jose Alvarado and Jon Brown.
“During the questioning, it was determined that Georgia Tech student-athletes were not involved in the activities being investigated,” the statement read. “They will rejoin the team on Tuesday and resume their scheduled activities in advance of Saturday’s season opener vs. UCLA in Shanghai.”
We’ll update as more comes out. Georgia Tech and UCLA are scheduled to tip-off at 11:30 p.m. ET on Friday night.