Brimah, a sophomore, has 101 blocks this season -- averaging 3.4 a game.
Brimah, the latest in a long line of standout centers for UConn, led the American Athletic Conference in total blocks as a sophomore and was second in the league in blocks per game (3.4). He averaged a league-leading 4.0 blocks per game in conference play and was the anchor of a UConn squad that held opponents to 39.7-percent field goal shooting. Brimah, who was an honorable mention all-conference selection, started all 30 games for the Huskies, averaging 10.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
The 7-0 sophomore, who was named an All-League Honorable Mention pick on Monday, has started every game this season for the Huskies and has been a defensive force near the rim. His 3.37 blocks per game average ranks third in all of Division I, as does his total of 101 blocks this season. In the 18 AAC games, Brimah has 72 blocks, a 4.0 average, which leads all conference players.
Brimah's 101 blocks already stands as the ninth-best total for a single season in UConn history and his career total of 193 ties him with Jake Voskuhl for fifth on UConn's all-time list.
Brimah remains one of the great rim protectors in college basketball. He's still learning the position and is often caught out of rebounding position, but other times he dominates with his length. Opponents are shooting only 39.7 percent from the floor against the Huskies in conference this year and is in a long line of defensive big men for UConn. Donyell Marshall, Emeka Okafor (twice), Hilton Armstrong, and Hasheem Thabeet (twice).
Brimah remains a very raw project as a basketball player, but he has offensive potential averaging in double figures. Rebounding and strength remain a concern, but he's made leaps and bounds at the position from his freshman to sophomore year.
"He played incredible defense," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "Sometimes we told Amida that we need him to rebound more because he tries to block everything. Other than that, he's a monster back there."