Ghana Center Amida Brimah has missed out on winning the NBA Gatorade League Defensive Player of the Year Award can confirm.

The 6 foot 10 inch defender missed out on the coveted award to Raptors 905 Forward Chris Boucher who was also named Most Valuable Player of the Year.

Brimah was a lead contender for Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league’s regular season in blocked shots. The former University of Connecticut Captain averaged three blocks per game.

Amida played 47 games this season averaging 8.8 points and eight rebounds improving on last season’s averages of 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 6.6 points.

This is the first time a player has walked away with both awards in the same season. Despite playing just 28 games, Boucher was voted as the best in both award categories.

He is the first Canadian to win the MVP Award after averaging 27.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots in 28 appearances before signing a standard contract with 905’s NBA affiliate Toronto Raptors.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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