Belgian Basketball League side Filou Oostende CEO Jurgen Vanpraet has heaped praise on new signing Amida Brimah ahead of the 6 foot 10 inch shot blocker’s arrival later this month.
Brimah signed to join Oostende prior to concluding the 2021 BSN Playoff Final Series with Mets de Guaynabo in the BSN League in Puerto Rico. Mets lost 2-4 in the best of seven games series in its first finals appearance since 1993.
This is to be Brimah’s second stint in Europe in his professional career after playing briefly for Partizan Belgrade in Serbia after winning the 2018 NBA Gatorade League title with Austin Spurs.
On the team’s acquisition, Vanpraet stated, “We want to reinforce our ambitions with this extra experienced center, both in the BNXT League and in the Basketball Champions League. This strong rebounder will make our young centers better. We are going full for the leap forward.”
Oostende leads the Belgian league with nine wins in nine games with Brimah set to replace Brandon McCoy who is out for the season with a knee injury.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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