The Indiana Pacers have signed Ghanaian centre Amida Brimah to a partially-guaranteed one-year deal, per Chris Haynes.
The seven-footer most recently played for the Austin Spurs of the G-League, where he averaged 8.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG and 2.9 BPG in only 23.3 MPG.
The 25-year-old excelled in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Summer Nets, as he averaged 6.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 2.2 BPG in just 12.5 MPG. That comes out to 17.9 points, 13 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per 36 minutes.
Brimah played his collegiate ball at the University of Connecticut. He started all 33 games his senior year in 2016-17 and averaged 7.6 PPG, 6.1 RPG and 2.6 BPG. He was a contributor on UConn’s 2014 National Championship team as a freshman and even chipped in 13 minutes in the title game against Julius Randle and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Brimah will be viewed as a prospect and is a candidate for a two-way spot where he would split his time between the Pacers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He joins a crowded young core of big men, but he has intriguing skills that are useful for a player on a low-risk deal.
Signing for the Indiana Pacers now makes Amida the second Ghanaian born to play in the NBA after Ben Bentil who was drafted 51st overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 2016 NBA draft.
Congratulations to Amida… Keep making Ghana proud!
source: indy cornrows