UCLA players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill will remain suspended for the rest of the season for their shoplifting arrest in China just before the Bruins’ 2017-18 opener.
The announcement was made Friday by coach Steve Alford who also had this to say about the players:
“Since returning from China, they have done everything asked of them and continued to work hard in the classroom and in their own personal workouts,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said in a statement Friday. “I’ve told our players all along that actions have consequences, and the season-long suspension shows how seriously we take their misconduct. Though they will not suit up for games or travel with the team, I look forward to their return after the Christmas holiday. I am confident that they will make significant contributions to the university moving forward.”
Both Riley and Hill will not be allowed to travel with the Bruins or suit up for home games, however, they will be able to practice with the team and participate in meetings starting Tuesday.
Ball left the team just last month after his father pulled him from the school stating that the consequences were too strict. LiAngelo is slated to play professionally in Lithuania along with his brother LaMelo.