Amida Brimah

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 230
College: Connecticut
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 2/11/1994

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 83

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Active finisher around the basket
Excels as a scorer on the move
Very good defensive player
Excellent shot blocker
Gifted athlete
Rock solid motor
Has long arms
Has great intangibles


Has almost no perimeter skills
Limited low post game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Needs to improve his hands, drops too many catchable balls
Quite raw offensively
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Can be quite foul prone


Amida Brimah is a defensive center prospect that brings a nice combination of size, athletic ability, and shot blocking prowess to his team.  He was the defensive anchor of the 2014 National Championship team, so he may have the requisite skills to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.​

On the other hand, he needs to greatly refine his offensive skills, and he must commit himself more to the boards.  If he can significantly improve upon his weaknesses, he could solidify a spot to be drafted in June.


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