Amida Brimah Makes AAC All-Rookie Team

12:25 PM Theophilus Mensah 1 Comments

Brimah showed off his plaque on his IG
The American Athletic Conference(AAC) announced its All-Conference and All-Rookie teams for 2014 earlier this week. If you are a basketball fan in Ghana, this should interest you because 7 foot centre Amida Brimah made the All-Rookie team.

Brimah who's averaging 4.0ppg and 2.8rpg (but 5.1, 3.4 in the AAC) is still being described by many writers as a raw talent. The freshman from Accra is a natural shot-blocker and is third in the league with 2.5 bpg while playing 15.3 minutes a game; the leader has 2.9 bpg. 
Amida goes for block.

Coaches who faced UConn in January, and again later in the season, were impressed by Brimah's development, so his selection was no surprise. 

"He is getting better by the minute," Brown said on Feb. 23. 

Said Louisville's Rick Pitino: "He has gotten a lot better, and he's going to be a great one when it's all said and done."
The all-rookie team was filled with big men, including Memphis' Austin Nichols, a favorite for rookie of the year honors, and John Egbunu and Chris Perry, both of South Florida. The lone guard was Louisville's Terry Rozier.
AAC individual awards to be presented Wednesday include player the year, rookie of the year, defensive player of the year, scholar athlete of the year, coach of the year, most improved player, sixth man and sportsmanship awards.

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1 comment:

  1. we are proud of him. way to go bruv.

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