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Report: UCLA basketball players released on bail, will not play against Georgia Tech

The three UCLA men’s basketball players who were arrested Tuesday in Hangzhou, China in connection with a police investigation were released Wednesday morning on bail, according to a report by ESPN

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball— the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball— Cody Riley and Jalen Hill are not expected to play Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Friday after the incident.

"We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China," UCLA said in a statement. "The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time."

The three UCLA players were questioned at a police station in Hangzhou after being accused of stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel.

Before UCLA players were brought in for questioning, Georgia Tech players were also questioned at the hotel.

The three freshmen are staying in Hangzhou until police say the legal process is over, according to ESPN.

Georgia Tech and UCLA play on Friday at 11:30 p.m. in Shanghai and can be watched on ESPN.

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