UConn commit Brimah signs letter of intent

Amida Brimah, the third commitment in UConn’s 2013 class, signed his letter of intent Monday afternoon.

A 6-foot-11, 215 pound center with a reported 7-foot-5 wingspan, Brimah averaged 16 points, 11.7 rebounds and 7.2 blocks for Archbishop Carroll High (Miami) this past season. He was the first commit that Kevin Ollie secured as head coach.

“Amida was one of the most passionate basketball players I saw during the entire recruiting period, and I fell in love with his passion for the game,” Ollie said. “He showed leadership both on and off the court, and then he was the best player in the game.”

Brimah joins 6-foot-9 forward Kentan Facey and 6-foot-4 guard Terrence Samuel in UConn’s 2013 class. The Huskies also recently added former McDonald’s All-American Rodney Purvis from N.C. State. Under transfer rules, Purvis can practice in 2013-14 but cannot appear in games until the 2014-15 season.

Outside of Purvis, UConn has not received commitments from any 2014 prospects.  Daniel Hamilton, a 6-foot-6 wing from Los Angeles, is scheduled to visit Storrs during the first weekend of May, according to Rivals.com. The website lists Hamilton as the No. 28 prospect in 2014.