While at UConn: Though just a sophomore, will serve as team co-captain in 2014-15... Selected by the American Athletic Conference coaches to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team... Made a great impact on the defensive side of the ball last season, leading the Huskies with 92 blocks... Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team and was the Conference Rookie of the Week after recording a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds against Central Florida (1/11/14)... Has averaged 4.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.
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.