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Nets add Amida Brimah, G League 7-footer, to Summer League roster

NBA: San Antonio Spurs-Media Day Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Amida Brimah, one of the G League leaders in blocks, has been added to the Nets summer league roster. Michael Scotto of The Athletic broke the news in a tweet...

The 7-foot Brimah, a native of Ghana, has spent two stints in the G League with the Austin Spurs, sandwiched around a season in Serbia. Andy Birdsong, recently named assistant general manager of the Nets, was the Austin Spurs GM.

Last season, Brimah averaged 8.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks while shooting 63.3 percent overall in 47 games. Brimah was named to the G League All-Defensive Team in 2018, the same year the Spurs won the G League championship. Here’s a sampling of his shot-blocking skills.

Brimah has played in the NBA’s summer league before, for the Bulls and Spurs and has been with the Spurs in training camp.

Brimah, 25, was part of UConn’s 2014 national championship team, which was led by Shabazz Napier. In the first round of the NCAA tournament vs St. Joseph’s, UConn trailed 67-70 with 39 seconds remaining when Brimah converted a 3-point play to send the game to overtime, where UConn ultimately prevailed. Brimah’s play was cited as a turning point in UConn’s title run.

Brimah becomes the fifth player to be reportedly added to the Las Vegas roster. Previously, guards C.J. Massinburg, Ahmed Hill and Jaylen Morris as well as small forward Kaleb Johnson have been named in Internet reports.