While at UConn: Though just a sophomore, served as team co-captain in 2014-15... Was an All-Conference Honorable Mention this past season and selected by the American Athletic Conference coaches to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team before his sophomore year... Led Connecticut with 92 blocks as a freshman, and ranked third among Division I players in blocks per game (3.4) as a sophomore... Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team as a freshman... Has averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 75 career games... Is just the fifth UConn player in program history with at least 200 career blocks and ranks fifth in program history with 213 blocks… Became the 11th UConn player ever to score 40 points in a game this season against Coppin State (12/14), and his 13-13 effort from the floor against the Eagles marked the best shooting percentage for any Connecticut player ever in a game.
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Started all 34 of UConn’s games, tallying double-figures in 15 contests after reaching double-digits in just four games last season... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (9.1) and third in rebounds (4.4)... Was an All-Conference Honorable Mention after leading all conference players with 4.0 blocks a game in league play... Ranked third among Division I players in the regular season with 3.4 blocks a game… Scored 40 points against Coppin State (12/14), becoming the 11th UConn player ever to eclipse that point total in a game... His 13-13 shooting performance against the Eagles was the best shooting percentage for any Husky player in a game in program history, and he also grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to record his first-ever double-double... Tallied a career-high eight blocks against Tulane (2/7)... His 67.4 field goal percentage was the best mark on the team... Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week following his performance against Coppin State.
As a Freshman in 2013-14: Appeared in all 40 games for UConn, starting 17, averaging 4.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and a team-leading 2.3 blocks (44th in the country)... Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team... Averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament...Led the Huskies with two blocks in UConn's Final Four game against Florida (4/5)... Averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in conference play... Named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after recording a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds against Central Florida (1/11)... Led the team in field goal percentage this year, shooting 64.0 percent from the field... Made his first career start against Washington (12/22).
Before UConn: Attended Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, playing under coach Juan Hernandez... Averaged 15.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 7.2 blocks per game last season, leading Archbishop Carroll to a 26-5 record and the Class 4A regional semfinals... Also attended West Lake Prep and Monsignor Pace High before Carroll... A soccer player in his native Ghana, has only been playing organized basketball some five years.
Personal Information: Amida Abiola Brimah... Born February 11, 1994... Son of Barikisu and Rashat Peregrino Brimah... Has three sisters, ... Originally from Accra, Ghana, but currently resides in Miami, Fla... In addition to English, speaks French and African languages Twi, Ga, Hausa, and Yaroba.