Mykhailo Yagodin, a 6-5 guard from Odessa, Ukraine, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the University of Maine Black Bears, head coach Richard Barron announced Wednesday.

Yagodin, who goes by the nickname Misha, played for South Plains College in Levelland, Texas last season. He will enroll at UMaine in the fall as a sophomore and is eligible to play immediately.

"Misha can score on all three levels," Barron said. "He is sneaky athletic, long and has a great feel for the game. He is strong and has the ability to play a physical game but also has a deft touch and excellent offensive skill set. Misha will be able to contribute immediately to our program."

Yagodin has extensive experience at the international level, representing Ukraine at the FIBA European Championships in 2014-17.

He averaged 19 points per game while playing in Ukraine BC BIPA and BIPA-Dynamo in 2016-17.

Yagodin joins a Black Bears 2018 recruiting class that also includes Portland High School point guard Terion Moss -- the 2018 winner of the Mr. Maine Basketball Award -- and transfers Sergio El Darwich of Dekweneh, Lebanon and Nedeljko Prijovic of Belgrade, Serbia.

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