UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill are back home in the United States. A swarm of reporters and cameras awaited them at Los Angeles International Airport, as seen in this video posted to Instagram by ABC News.
UCLA basketball players swarmed by reporters as they return to Los Angeles after spending a week under house arrest in China amid shoplifting allegations. The three players – LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill – were allowed to return home as the situation has been "resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities," according to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. #ucla #lax #losangeles
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The Bruins, who were arrested last week in China for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses, were released and returned home Tuesday. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott released a statement earlier Tuesday saying the matter had “ been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.”
Upon arrival, the mob of media surrounded the players as they made their way to a van, lobbing questions about the incident to them. As it became evident the players weren’t going to respond, questions then turned to trivial matters, such as if the players thought Michigan State would beat Duke.
According to the Los Angeles Times’ Ben Bolch, the student-athletes’ futures with the UCLA program are still being determined.