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Amida Brimah lands deal with Indiana Pacers

Ghana Center has signed a partially guaranteed contract with Indiana Pacers after impressing in limited minutes at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The 6 foot 11 inch defender joins the Pacers roster as a training camp invitee ahead of the team’s preseason in September.

The Pacers have a spot on its roster for such provisions; Brimah was set to join the team for the Summer League before joining forces with Brooklyn Nets.

With the Nets, the 25 year old former University of Connecticut Captain 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in limited minutes behind Jarett Allen and Nic Claxson.

However, his impressive displays against Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves (in the semifinals) caught the attention of many NBA teams.

Brimah registered four blocks in both games and scored 12 points and 10 rebounds against Minnesota when he had an extensive run on the court. He played 19 minutes.

Should he make the Pacers roster for next season, he would b the second Ghana born player to play in the NBA. Ben Bentil was the first in 2017 while playing for Dallas Mavericks.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: Amida Brimah #15 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves during a semifinal game of the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Timberwolves defeated the Nets 85-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 8: Amida Brimah #15 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards on July 8, 2019 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: Amida Brimah #15 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court during a semifinal game of the 2019 NBA Summer League against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Timberwolves defeated the Nets 85-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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