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Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Lonzo Ball: I'll let family take care of LiAngelo's arrest in China

Lonzo Ball: I'll let family take care of LiAngelo's arrest in China

Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the players "will face 20 days of house arrest and then not be permitted to visit the country again, according to a person familiar with the situation".

Ball, Riley and Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store during the team's visit to Hangzhou, home of the game's sponsor, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

The three freshmen - Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill - will not be on the team's flight back to the United States after the No. 21 Bruins' season-opening 63-60 win over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, sources told ESPN.

From left to right, UCLA basketball players Jalen Hill, LiAngelo Ball and Cody Riley are seen in photos provided by the university.

"We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China", UCLA said in a statement.

The three U.S. college basketball players were questioned about allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store during UCLA's visit to Hangzhou.

Ball, Riley and Hill were released around 4 a.m. local time Wednesday and returned to the Hyatt Regency, where they have remained since, along with a UCLA representative, according to a source.

LiAngelo's father, LaVar Ball, and younger brother, LaMelo, are also in China with the team.

Scott did not elaborate on what occurred and said the league was directing all inquiries about the specifics of the matter to UCLA. Chinese police raided UCLA's hotel room following the incident, but cameras were reportedly not rolling for that, either. "Everybody is making it a big deal. It ain't that big a deal", said Ball, the outspoken CEO of athletic apparel maker Big Baller Brand.

In Beijing on Thursday, Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss trade, North Korea and a range of other topics. The three players were unable to rejoin their team for the game.

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