The Indiana Pacers have signed Ghanaian center Amida Brimah to a contract. Per the team policy of the Pacers, the terms of the contract for the free-agent were not announced. Brimah spent the last two seasons in the NBA G League with the Austin Spurs.
He averaged 7.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game over two seasons with Austin and was named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Team after both seasons. Brimah played college basketball at the University of Connecticut and won a National Championship during his freshman season in 2013-14. Brimah, 25, played for the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League in July.
Brimah will be viewed as a prospect and a candidate for a two-way spot where he would split his time between the Pacers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He joins a crowded young core of big men, but he has intriguing skills that are useful for a player on a low-risk deal.
Signing for the Indiana Pacers now makes Amida the second Ghanaian born to play in the NBA after Ben Bentil who was drafted 51st overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 2016 NBA draft.
Congratulations to Amida… Keep making Ghana proud!