Amida Brimah Becomes First Ghanaian to Play & Win NCAA Title Match

7:20 AM Theophilus Mensah 6 Comments

Brimah(35) and teammates start celebrating.
Photo courtesy: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


University of Connecticut freshman and 7ft Ghanaian centre, Amida Brimah became the first Ghanaian to ever play on a team in Division 1 NCAA championship game - and win! We've been following  Amida's progress right from the day he left the shores of Ghana to play ball in the states and have even made jokes about how all Ghanaian hoop fans got to turn to Husky fans because of him - Well, there's still limited vacancy on the Husky-bandwagon; you can grab a free seat.
Brimah and Napier
Photo courtesy: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Amida's team also became the first 7-seed team to win a national title increasing the Huskies' trophy count to 4 of 4 appearances in championship games since their first trophy in 1999. Their coach; a Husky himself and former NBA player Kevin Ollie, who played on 13 teams in a 12 year is also among the few coaches to have won a national title within 2 years after signing a five year deal. Twitter kept buzzing with tweets of excitement for his success from former NBA teammates including Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Amida's numbers weren't monster numbers. This UConn team was led by senior guard and most outstanding player of the 2014 tournament, Shabazz Napier who finished with 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. His six-game NCAA Tournament averages were 21.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals. Brimah finished the game early with foul trouble(as usual) having made no points, 4 rebounds and 1 block in 13 minutes on the court.
Napier goes for 2 of his 22 while Brimah looks on
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6 comments:

  1. Absolutely awesome news!

    Wasn't aware of this sef. Congrats to Amida!

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  2. Awesomeness 🙌 🙌 🙌
    Good to hear

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  3. THANK YOU GUYS. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS NEWS SINCE LASTNIGHT. GREAT JOB GUYS. CAN YOU TRY AND GET THIS GUY ON SKYPE TO TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE I THINK THAT IS HOW WE PROMOTE THE GAME IN GHANA. THANKS

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  4. CAN YOU HAVE A CLIP OF HIM BLOCKING OR DUNKING INSTEAD OF HIM BEING POSTERIZED. NO ONE DOES THAT FOR GOD SAKE.

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  5. Thats my cousin so contact me, he is a Nyamekye boy we are proud!!!!!!!!!!!

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