Ghana Center Amida Brimah has described scoring his first NBA points as a “great feeling” following his brief stint with NBA side Indiana Pacers.

Brimah signed a two way contract with the Pacers in the latter part of the 2020-2021 NBA Regular Season after playing earlier in the season for Pacers affiliate side in the Gatorade League (the NBA’s development league) Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 27: Amida Brimah #37 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 27, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

In five games, the 6 foot 11 inch defender averaged 2.6 points, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 rebounds in 5.8 minutes off the bench across five games.

He played cameo roles in all of Indiana’s Play In Tournament games (2); Pacers missed out on progressing to the NBA Playoffs.

“UCONN Huskies center Amida Brimah blocks the shot attempt by Florida Gators guard Michael Frazier II. Florida Gators vs UCONN Huskies. January 3rd, 2015. Gator Country photo by David Bowie. “

Despite the disappointment, the former University of Connecticut player was happy to register his points in the NBA after going undrafted in 2017.

“It was a great, great feeling finally getting my first NBA points” he said in a season review interview with the Pacers. Brimah scored his NBA points against Portland Trailblazers. (Click highlighted text to watch interview)

His best outing was against Oklahoma City Thunder when he produced seven points, four rebounds, an assist and two blocks in 12 minutes.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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