UCLA basketball freshmen fly home after one-week detainment in China

UCLA basketball freshmen fly home after one-week detainment in China

He indicated that UCLA made "significant efforts" on behalf of its three players.

Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 for allegedly stealing merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store near the Hangzhou hotel the team was staying in.

Scott thanked Trump, the White House and the State Department for their assistance in resolving the case.

President Trump, who is on his way back from a 12-day Asian tour, said he personally intervened with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week about the three players.

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News of the arrests was widespread not only in the United States but also in China, breaking just a day before Trump arrived in the country. Trump described Xi's response as "terrific". It's not clear when they'll return to the US, which is where President Trump comes in.

Asked about the case Tuesday, China's foreign ministry said it had no additional comment.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Tuesday that the players had been seen boarding a plane bound for LAX. On Monday, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that three American men were being investigated in the eastern city of Hangzhou for alleged theft and that China and the USA were in contact over the matter. The team was in Shanghai to face Georgia Tech in their season opener on November 4. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry, said the case had been reported to USA authorities, saying, "China is handling this case in accordance with the law, and will guarantee the rights in accordance with the law, for those involved in this case". During the questioning, Ball, Hill and Riley were accompanied by interpreters and UCLA team representatives, according to ESPN.

ESPN reported that there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting, but USA official told The Washington Post that the charges were reduced.

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