UCLA announced on Wednesday it has added one more to the 2022 class.

The Bruins have added Abramo Canka, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing from Italy. The 20-year-old played 16 games with L. Kuban in the Russian Superleague 1 this past season while also spending time with BC Nevėžis in the Lithuanian basketball league LKL. His recruitment had previously been reported by Eurohopes back in mid-July.

“We are really excited to add Abramo to our program this season,” head coach Mick Cronin said in a statement. “Playing in Europe, Abramo is a versatile player who can shoot the ball, rebound and pass. At 6-foot-7, we like his size and his defensive ability, especially with his length and athleticism. He is excited to get to Los Angeles and join his UCLA teammates, and we look forward to getting him on the court soon.”

Canka has spent his youth basketball career playing in his native country of Italy. He has also competed within Italy’s national team program at various age levels. Most recently, he competed for Italy in July 2022 at the FIBA Under 20 European Championship, averaging 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in seven games. Canka shot 46% from the field at the FIBA U20 Tournament.

In addition, Canka averaged 10.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.9 steals per game at the 2018 FIBA U16 European Championships.

Canka played at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Munich, Germany, in January 2020. He secured all-tournament team honors at that tournament in the under-18 division, averaging 16.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. He helped guide his team to the finals in the Next Generation Tournament.

The incoming UCLA freshman class also includes guards Dylan Andrews, Amari Bailey, and Jack Seidler as well as forwards Adem Bona and Evan Manjikian.