3 Bruins return home from China
LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting have been allowed to return home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal.
Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday after a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. They ignored reporters’ shouted questions.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said their case “has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.” A person with knowledge of the Pac-12’s position said any discipline involving the three would be up to UCLA. The team went to China to play its season opener against Georgia Tech.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said the school is weighing its options. “I want to be clear that we take seriously any violations of the law,” he said in a statement.