Friday, November 24

Jalen Hill, LiAngelo Ball and Cody Riley were sent from China back to the Los Angeles following arrests for shoplifting. They will arrive home in advance of UCLA basketball’s regular-season home opener.
 (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff, Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA basketball freshmen fly home after one-week detainment in China

Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and LiAngelo Ball are finally coming home. The UCLA basketball freshmen were arrested Nov. 7 morning local time in Hangzhou, China. UCLA Athletics announced Tuesday that the three freshmen accused of shoplifting have boarded a flight back to Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Jalen Hill, LiAngelo Ball and Cody Riley were sent from China back to the Los Angeles following arrests for shoplifting. They will arrive home in advance of UCLA basketball’s regular-season home opener. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff, Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Jalen Hill, LiAngelo Ball and Cody Riley were sent from China back to the Los Angeles following arrests for shoplifting. They will arrive home in advance of UCLA basketball’s regular-season home opener.
 (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff, Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball freshmen were arrested in China last week. Their arrests coincided with President Donald Trump’s five-nation trip in Asia. Trump met with China’s president to discuss the arrests. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Trump asks Chinese president to help resolve UCLA basketball arrests

President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help settle the case of the three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested last week in Hangzhou, China, the Washington Post reported Monday morning. Read more...

Photo: LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball freshmen were arrested in China last week. Their arrests coincided with President Donald Trump’s five-nation trip in Asia. Trump met with China’s president to discuss the arrests. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball freshmen were arrested in China last week. Their arrests coincided with President Donald Trump’s five-nation trip in Asia. Trump met with China’s president to discuss the arrests. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


After serving as one of the nation's best sixth men last year, junior guard Aaron Holiday will take on a leading role this season. He tallied 11 points and seven assists in the Bruins' season-opening win over Georgia Tech on Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Aaron Holiday finally gets chance to shine, prove himself for NBA

Two years ago, it would have been Bryce Alford. Last year, Lonzo Ball. Now, with UCLA facing a key late-game possession, Aaron Holiday had the ball in his hands. Read more...

Photo: After serving as one of the nation's best sixth men last year, junior guard Aaron Holiday will take on a leading role this season. He tallied 11 points and seven assists in the Bruins' season-opening win over Georgia Tech on Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

After serving as one of the nation's best sixth men last year, junior guard Aaron Holiday will take on a leading role this season. He tallied 11 points and seven assists in the Bruins' season-opening win over Georgia Tech on Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Wang’s Word: UCLA must discipline basketball players for China arrests

I’m more familiar with the legal system in China than I should be. My grandfather was mauled by a drunk driver six years ago in broad daylight in front of multiple witnesses near Wuxi, a city two hours west of Shanghai. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA men's basketball freshmen were arrested Tuesday for alleged shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near the Bruins' team hotel in Hangzhou, China. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes came up with 18 points and four 3a during UCLA men's basketballs season opener. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Men’s basketball claims season opening 63-60 victory against Georgia Tech

UCLA men’s basketball’s season opener might have been in Shanghai, but the Bruins’ pair of All-Americans came to play. Freshmen guards Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes combined for 32 points as UCLA (1-0) built a single-digit lead in the second half, but the outcome of the game came down to a frantic, last-possession 3-point attempt from Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Kris Wilkes came up with 18 points and four 3a during UCLA men's basketballs season opener. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes came up with 18 points and four 3a during UCLA men's basketballs season opener. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball posted 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in UCLA’s exhibition game Nov. 1. He and two of his teammates were arrested Tuesday on the team’s subsequent trip to China. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA basketball players arrested in China

This post was updated Nov. 8 at 9:00 a.m. Three UCLA basketball players were arrested Tuesday for shoplifting in China, according to ESPN. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested and are being questioned about stealing from a Louis Vuitton store, reported ESPN college basketball’s Jeff Goodman. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball posted 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in UCLA’s exhibition game Nov. 1. He and two of his teammates were arrested Tuesday on the team’s subsequent trip to China. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard LiAngelo Ball posted 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in UCLA’s exhibition game Nov. 1. He and two of his teammates were arrested Tuesday on the team’s subsequent trip to China. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)