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UCLA basketball group returns household from China, without having 3 players accused of shoplifting

It was supposed to become a shining example of U.S.-China sporting cooperation as well as a likelihood for an elite group of students to discover from another culture.

ucla jerseys saleBut Saturday’s Pac-12 China Game between the University of California at Los Angeles and Georgia Tech basketball teams was overshadowed by 3 players who weren’t even there, and by an completely unwelcome understanding experience.

Three UCLA players - like a younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie sensation Lonzo Ball - were stuck in a hotel more than 100 miles away after becoming arrested this week for allegedly shoplifting from a store, or shops, within the lakeside city of Hangzhou.

Their teammates, seemingly unfazed by the holes in their squad, led for many from the game, and held off a late Georgia rally to close out a hard-fought contest, 63-60. Each coaches praised their respective teams’ fighting spirit, even when there was a lot more work than experience on give in squads filled with rookies

On Saturday, the group arrived back in Los Angeles without the three freshman players, based on ESPN

"It’s certainly extremely unfortunate and very disappointing to me as commissioner in the conference, when we’re guests in an additional country, guests of our partners, that any of our students must be involved within this incident," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott told a news conference ahead of the gam

"That’s not the regular we hold our students to, in particular after they are traveling and they're ambassadors of their university and also the Usa.

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