UConn Lands Big Man Amida Brimah

by Categorized: Amida Brimah, DeAndre Daniels, Enosch Wolf, Kentan Facey, Kevin Ollie, Terrence Samuel, Tyler Olander, UConn men's basketball

The Huskies closed the deal on Amida Brimah, the 6-foot-11 center from Miami they have been pursuing for a couple of months.

Brimah came to campus for an official visit on Sunday, and after sleeping on it, he tweeted this morning,  “I will be playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut.”

The first commit of the Kevin Ollie era, Brimah is expected to be at the game against Louisville tonight at XL. UConn cannot comment on recruits until a letter of intent is signed. We’ll have more on this  later from the arena.

Brimah, who plays at Archbishop Carroll, High, is considered a project, like most big men at this stage, but with his size alone he figures to be a significant presence next year. He’s a shot-blocker. After Noah Vonleh chose Indiana in November, the Huskies, and other schools, began focusing on Brimah. Karl Hobbs left the squad behind in the Virgin Islands to go see him on Nov. 20, and the other coaches have  seen and evaluated him since.

Once Kevin Ollie’s contract was settled, things picked up and the visit was arranged.

Brimah will join Kentan Facey, 6-9 power forward from Jamaica and Long Island Lutheran, to give the Huskies much needed front-court size and depth next year, with Tyler Olander and Enosch Wolf back for senior seasons and DeAndre Daniels back as a junior.

UConn’s coaches would like to add one more player, a guard, from the Class of 2013, to go with Terrence Samuel, from Brooklyn.

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11 thoughts on “UConn Lands Big Man Amida Brimah

  1. Dave

    It’s about time we got a big man! Funny how that happens and Tyler Olander plays his best game in a UConn uniform.

  2. Peter

    If you hire the coach the players will come. Sure enough that happened here! I say the more power we have upfront the better.

  3. Andrew

    I would love a scorer in the front court but will most definitely take a 6’11” shot blocker who hopefully can get some boards as well. Lets hope this good fortune continues and Ollie can get that last guard too. Go Huskies!

  4. Eric

    Does coach Ollie have enough scholarships for next year? By my count, since they put Brendan Allen on scholarship they have 11 this year. They lose R.J. to graduation, add Facey, Samuel and Bridah, and that takes them to 13. Maybe this means they are expecting Napier and/or Boatright to go pro.

    1. BearJWS

      Allen won’t be on scholarship next year. UConn had an extra one for this year. RJ will have used up his eligibility. And I believe they get another scholarship back for next season. 9 are on scholarship for next year, with the 3 additions for next year, that makes 12. They can have 13 players & are supposedly looking for a 2G.

  5. Marcus in MD

    The Fairfield Prep center will be in attendance tonight, he’s the real deal. LOCK HIM UP, COACH!

  6. Hip Hop Hood

    Can this guy read and write in English? If not, we are going on probation, the same way that scumbag Calhoun left us.

  7. kevin

    well done coach, we needed front court help, even if projects, lets get things organized and get the program back to top 15 status pronto!

  8. CalusaSouth

    Mr. H. Hop,

    Why do you even comment. Obviously you are not a UConn fan, you offer nothing but stupidity in your comments. Why don’t you keep it to yourself or have a conversation with Mr. Oriaki or perhaps this is Mr. Oriaki.

    Best to be quiet instead of continuing to confirm your stupidity.

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