Amida Brimah, A 7-foot center from Ghana
ARLINGTON, Texas â€” Amida Brimah has no idea that heâ€™s the reason UConn is playing in the national title game.
A 7-foot center from Ghana by way of Florida, Brimah doesnâ€™t even start for the Huskies. Heâ€™s an excellent shot-blocker and has a softer touch around the basket than most folks are willing to admit, but his frame is closer toÂ supermodel than superhuman and, frankly, at this point in his development his impactÂ on a game isnâ€™tÂ much more than being tall and having a soft touch.
And despite that, despite the fact that Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels are all playing the best basketball of their careers in this tournament, Brimah is why NapierÂ is drawing comparisons to Kemba Walker and Daniels is now considered a first round pick.
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