LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA, per reports

LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA, per reports

LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo out of UCLA, per reports

The decision puts a wrench in LaVar Ball's plan to put each of his three sons through one year at UCLA before they become eligible for the National Basketball Association draft.

LiAngelo arrived to UCLA as a far less heralded recruit than his older brother, Lonzo, but LaVar had repeatedly said that all three of his sons would be one-and-done basketball players. The charges were eventually dropped, but not before the global incident made headlines when President Donald Trump tweeted that he helped free the players, which the elder Ball disputed.

When LiAngelo returned to the United States, the university put him on indefinite suspension, a punishment that LaVar believes is unjust because the charges were dropped against his son.

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", LaVar Ball told ESPN. "He's out of there".

As a result, the elder Ball has since made a decision to pull his son out of college. "If I was going to thank somebody I'd probably thank President Xi (Jinping)", LaVar Ball said to CNN's Chris Cuomo.

His outspoken father LaVar Ball is reportedly yanking him out of UCLA as a student and an athlete amid the scandal of him stealing from four high-end stores in China a few weeks ago. His brother Lonzo played one season with the Bruins before being drafted No. 2 by the Lakers.

"He's out of there", Ball told ESPN. "I'm taking him and I'm gone", he told the Times.

Alford indicated last week that he expected the fate of the three suspended players to be resolved in the near term.

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