While at UConn: Served as team co-captain as a sophomore in 2014-15 and will do so again this season... Was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-15 and an All-Conference Honorable Mention pick after leading the nation in total blocked shots (121) and ranking second in blocks per game (3.46)... Set the UConn single-season record for field goal percentage in 2014-15 at 67.4 percent and is also the career leader at 66.2 percent... 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 UConn player ever in a game... Heads into the season with longest current streak of games played, 75, as well as games started, 35.
As a Sophomore in 2014-15: Started all 35 of UConn’s games, tallying double-figures in 15 contests after reaching double-digits in just four games as a freshman... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (9.1) and third in rebounds (4.4)... Was an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection after leading all conference players with 4.0 blocks a game and a .699 FG percentage in league play... Ranked second among Division I players in the regular season with 3.46 blocks a game… Scored 40 points against Coppin State (12/14), becoming the 11th UConn player ever to reach 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 .674 field goal percentage was a UConn single-season record... 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)... His crucial three-point play on an offensive rebound and free throw sent UConn’s NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. St. Joseph’s into overtime, where the Huskies prevailed, launching them to the 2014 National Championship... 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, 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 six 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.