UCLA links: Bruins move on without LiAngelo Ball

UCLA Men’s Basketball student-athlete LiAngelo Ball during a press conference at UCLA, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The press conference was held to address Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, and Jalen Hill recent arrest and detention in China for shoplifting. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Steve Alford found out that LiAngelo Ball was planning to leave UCLA through media reports Monday afternoon. As of Tuesday afternoon, the UCLA head coach hasn’t spoken to Ball since and doesn’t plan to reach out. Alford has other things to worry about.

“It’s not anything I can control,” Alford said Tuesday before UCLA’s game against Montana on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. “So as far as looking for an adjective of how I’m feeling, I guess what I’m feeling is very excited about this group of guys out there and I’m moving forward and doing the best I can with the guys in my locker room.”

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