Amilo receives scholarship for 2014-15 season

UConn junior Nnamdi Amilo, from New Fairfield, has been given a basketball scholarship for the 2014-15 season. Amilo, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward, appeared in two games last season as a walk-on, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds for the national champion Huskies.

“Nnamdi is a terrific young man who we’re proud to have as part of our family,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. “He’s a hard worker on the court, doing whatever we need him to do to make his teammates better, he’s an outstanding student in the classroom, and he’s a young man of the highest character. I’m very happy to be able to give him a scholarship.”

Amilo, a molecular cell biology major with plans of a career in medicine, is also a resident adviser on the Storrs campus. He graduated from Avon Old Farms in 2012 as the top scholar in his class and a member of the Cum Laude Society. Amilo played three years of varsity basketball at Avon, under coach Tim Roller.
The Huskies still have one scholarship remaining for the upcoming season. Walk-on guard Pat Lenehan, from Cheshire, was granted a scholarship last month.
William Paxton