LaVar Ball says he's withdrawing suspended son from UCLA

LaVar Ball says he's withdrawing suspended son from UCLA

LiAngelo Ball will no longer play for UCLA after his father reportedly pulled the freshman out of school.

"The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the National Basketball Association draft", LaVar Ball told ESPN. "He's out of there".

LiAngelo Ball is one of three UCLA basketball players who were indefinitely suspended following a shoplifting incident in China.

It appears LiAngelo Ball will not return to the UCLA men's basketball team. Although there are seemingly no hard feelings from the Ball family, they are no strangers to taking this course of action.

The former UCLA freshman never officially played a single game for the team.

"He's not transferring to another school", he told ESPN.

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One NBA executive was rather blunt about the NBA prospects for Lonzo Ball's younger brother.

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.

Asked if LiAngelo agreed with the decision, the elder Ball told the Times, "My boy is loyal to me". The three players, along with head coach Steve Alford and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, held a joint press conference November 15 in which they read prepared statements.

"They had him there just to use the Ball family name".

LaVar Ball said that that the plan is still for LaMelo Ball - ESPN's seventh-ranked player in the class of 2019 - to go to UCLA. However, Ball has maintained that his son's lapse in judgment "ain't that big a deal".

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