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UCLA Basketball Players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill Released on Bail in China

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were released on bail overnight.

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Reily, and Jalen Hill, shown with Kris Wilkes (r), have been released on bail.

UCLA Men’s Basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who were arrested for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in China, have been released on bail, according to ESPN’s Arash Markezi. The trio is now staying at a hotel in Hangzhou with a UCLA representative, who was not identified. They are being required to remain at the hotel until the legal process is over, according to the report.

Markezi quotes a unnamed source:

The players were treated with the utmost respect, kindness and professionalism at all times by the Hangzhou police. The players questioned were respectful at all times. None of this was confrontational.

Markezi also reports that, while the players were in custody, “UCLA representatives, including coach Steve Alford, were at the police station along with the players.”

Alford rejoined the team in Shanghai, which is about two hours away from Hangzhou, after the players were released from custody.

Here are Markezi’s tweets about the story since last night.

UPDATE (5:24 pm PT): The Pac-12 Networks has posted this video clip of Steve Alford stating that the three freshmen who were arrested will not play in the Georgia Tech game.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Arash Markazi, who has had the best info because he is actually in Shanghai, posted his first update to Twitter since early this morning.

More as the story continues to develop....