UCLA extends suspensions of Hill, Riley until end of season

December 22, 2017 - 6:31 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has extended the suspensions of freshman basketball players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley through the end of the season as a result of their admitted shoplifting during the team's trip to China in November.

Athletic director Dan Guerrero and coach Steve Alford announced the decision in a joint statement released Friday. The Bruins left campus on Thursday ahead of their game against No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday in New Orleans.

Riley and Hill still won't be allowed to travel with the team or suit up for home games. However, they can begin participating in practices and team meetings starting Dec. 26.

LiAngelo Ball was suspended with Riley and Hall but his father took him out of school and he is now playing professionally in Lithuania.

Guerrero and Alford said the decision is in conjunction with "any disciplinary decision" by the university's Office of Student Conduct. The details and results of that process are being kept confidential because of school policy and student privacy laws.

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