The NCAA cleared Abramo Canka to join UCLA for next season.
Canka averaged 10.9 points and 3.7 rebounds for Lokomotiv Kuban in the Russian Superleague.
Canka has also played for the Italian national team at various age levels.
"We are really excited to add Abramo to our program this season," Bruins coach Mick Cronin said. "Playing in Europe, Abramo is a versatile player who can shoot the ball, rebound and pass."