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UConn takes chance on big man

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Looking at the class of 2013, there isn't a lot left to choose from for high major programs in search of post players.
At Connecticut, Kevin Ollie and the Huskies have decided to take their chances with Amida Brimah.
A raw 6-foot-10 center out of Miami (Fla.) Archbishop Carroll, Brimah was in Storrs over the weekend and saw enough from the Huskies program to announce his commitment via twitter.
Relatively unknown on the national level, Brimah is a slender big man who runs pretty well. He has a body that should easily carry more weight and although he is a bit of a project on the offensive end, he does do two things pretty well.
First, Brimah blocks shots. He uses either hand to swat shots, is pretty patient through pump fakes and also does a pretty good job of controlling shots he blocks. Second, he plays with a very good motor and is always chasing down rebounds. Sometimes that leads to fouls, but fouls out of aggression in going for rebounds aren't always bad things.
Brimah is UConn's third pledge in the class of 2013 and he joins a class that already includes four-star shot blocker Kentan Faceyand three-star guard Terrence Samuel.
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