Monday, April 22, 2013

UConn Receives Amida Brimah's LOI. A Look at His Journey from Ghana to U.S.

UConn has received a national letter of intent from Amida Brimah, the 6-foot-11, 215-pound center from Miami.

Here's a story I did on him a couple of months ago, detailing his journey from a soccer player in Ghana to a shot-swatting center in Miami.

And here's what coach Kevin Ollie had to say about him, per UConn:

“Amida was one of the most passionate basketball players I saw during the entire recruiting period, and I fell in love with his passion for the game. He showed leadership both on and off the court, and then he was the best player in the game.”

“We think Amida can be another in the long line of outstanding UConn big men. He’s a terrific shot-blocker and rebounder. He’s obviously got to get stronger, but he’s got a chance to make an impact right away. I love the fact that he is dying to get up here this summer.”

“With Amida joining Kentan (Facey) and Terrence (Samuel), we think we have three new players coming in who can all help us. What I like best is they each have a relentless motor that just keeps going. They are excited to play basketball.” 

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