Friday, 15 December, 2017

LaVar Ball removes LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

He's Out Of There: Ball Reportedly Pulls Son Li Angelo Out of UCLA Icon Sportswire via Getty
Edmund Wade | 05 December, 2017, 01:46

LiAngelo will also no longer be a student and his father told the media that he and the family will be looking to find his son another school or team to play with this season.

LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA basketball players placed on indefinite suspension following their shoplifting arrests in China, will be leaving the team and the university, officials said Monday.

The three haven't been allowed to play, practice or travel with the Bruins since. "So basically they're in jail here".

He even recently was on CNN, refusing to thank President Donald Trump for his involvement in releasing his son, LiAngelo Ball, from China.

"I'm not sitting back and waiting", LaVar Ball told ESPN. He could perhaps polish his skills with personal coaches and then take a shot at National Basketball Association pre-draft combines in the summer, but he would still be a longshot to make an National Basketball Association roster.

There's now at least one less place to interview LaVar Ball. Ball has built a business (Big Baller Brand) off the family name by being outspoken and riling up controversy on a near-weekly basis over the past year-plus.

"He's not transferring to another school", Ball told ESPN. The youngest Ball, LaMelo, probably won't be eligible for NCAA given that he already has his own signature shoe. The NCAA was asked by ESPN about the matter and said, "Generally speaking, a college athlete or prospect paid for use of their athletics reputation or ability risks their future eligibility in that sport".

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