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LaVar Ball: Withdrawing suspended son to prepare for National Basketball Association

06 December 2017, 10:11 | Joan Schultz

LaVar Ball: Withdrawing suspended son to prepare for National Basketball Association

LaVar Ball: Withdrawing suspended son to prepare for National Basketball Association

Ball's sudden departure is just the latest in a string of early-season distractions for the Bruins.

Among other things, he said that, at the time, shoplifting didn't seem like a "stupid" thing to do. "So I don't know if there's an adjustment, we just keep moving forward". The three players were detained in Hangzhou following allegations of shoplifting last week before an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.

UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford says he's "surprised" that LiAngelo Ball is leaving the Bruins program but defended his and the university's actions after Ball's shoplifting incident in China and subsequent criticism from his father, LaVar.

Emmert has spoken out on numerous occasions over the years against the NBA's age limit, which requires players to either be 19 years old when they declare for the NBA Draft or have played at least one season of college ball.

Three freshmen from the team were caught shoplifting designer sunglasses on November 8 from a Louis Vuitton store in downtown Shanghai. Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports LaVar Ball, left, and Lonzo were both celebrities at UCLA.

Emmert said LiAngelo Ball should not have been at UCLA if he was only there to prepare for a career as a pro basketball player.

LiAngelo Ball, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, are now serving indefinite suspensions for their participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins' trip to China last month.

The UCLA basketball player recounted the experience that he deemed as "horrible" as Chinese authorities came to their hotel and arrested them.

The Bruins are wrapping up a critical four-game homestand that Alford has dubbed "growth week" before they play their only true nonconference road game of the season Saturday at MI.

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Three players who met with the media on Tuesday - Holiday, center Thomas Welsh and guard Prince Ali - said they had not heard from Ball. "We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future".

While Ball and his teammates did thank President Trump for helping to get them out of trouble at their first press conference back in the USA, his father LaVar declined to do so time and again, resulting in a well-documented back-and-forth.

In a recent interview with NBC, Ball admitted that he was caught in the moment when other players from his team "started taking stuff".

"How you carry yourself at 17 and 18, I think they know what's right and wrong".

Riley and Hill are still communicating with the UCLA coaching staff, Alford said, as they focus on academics while waiting out their indefinite suspensions.

The theft accusations are under review of UCLA's Office of Student Conduct, which handles discipline on such matters.

"Cody and Jalen have done very, very good in what we wanted them to do academically, so all of our communication with them has been good", Alford said. "That's his passion. And for them to prolong this and go on and on, it's ridiculous to me".

The elder Ball pulled his youngest son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills High recently in favor of home schooling him.

"Why for?" Alford responded. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out". "I'm at Pauley [Pavilion] every day".

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