Amida Brimah of University of Connecticut’s NBA future looks bleak following his absence on the list of prospects invited to compete in the draft combine which comes off tomorrow in Chicago.
The two day event will have 62 NBA prospects go through interviews, medical tests and game drills before dozens of NBA scouts, representatives and executives respectively.
The 7 foot Ghanaian Center’s name was not on the list of invited players to the two day event. Amida played sparingly for UCONN as the team won the national championship in 2014 but his expected growth has stagnant somewhat in his third year.
After an improved showing in his second year -averaged 9.1 points and 3.5 blocks- his production fell across board on his way to averaging 6.5 points and 2.7 blocks. A finger injury caused him to miss 11 straight games in the regular season. UCONN got eliminated in the second round of the national championship this time around falling 61-73 to Kansas.
The combine snob is the latest to beset Brimah’s prospect as the lanky defender does not feature high on mock drafts released. In the latest mock draft released by nbadraft.net, Brimah does not feature in the 60 available NBA slots.
Ghana’s other NBA hopeful Ben Bentil of Providence University is ranked 41 on the list and will compete in the draft beginning Thursday. Brimah’s decision not to sign an agent gives him the chance to return to UCONN thanks to changes in draft rules.