The school said Thursday that Hamilton will be allowed to practice with the Bruins this season and will have three years of eligibility remaining. He enrolled at UCLA and signed a scholarship offer in September.
Hamilton signed with UTEP last November but later decided not to enroll and asked the school for his release. Coach Tim Floyd refused, and Hamilton filed a formal appeal.
Hamilton averaged 23.5 points and 5.0 assists as a senior at St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif.