UCLA F Jonah Bolden eligible to practice with team immediately

UCLA freshman Jonah Bolden has been cleared to begin practicing with the team by the NCAA. However, the 6-foot-9 forward will be unable to compete in games for the Bruins this season.

Bolden himself announced the news on Twitter, which was later confirmed to CBSSports.com by the school:

He is eligible immediately, and will begin practicing with the Bruins today. 

Bolden was a composite four-star recruit that was rated as the 35th-best prospect in the class of 2014, according to 247Sports.com. However, he was only deemed a partial qualifier by the NCAA earlier this season due to his move from his native Australia in the middle of his senior season of high school, and was forced to sit out the year. He should be eligible to compete in games next season.

He'll assuredly help improve the level of UCLA's practices in the frontcourt this season. Look for him to provide an immediate impact on the floor next season, as it's possible the Bruins could lose Kevon Looney to the NBA Draft in June, as the freshman is currently considered a potential lottery pick.

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