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.”