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Amida Brimah Returning To UConn

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Center Amida Brimah will return to Storrs for his senior year

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Per a release from UConn, center Amida Brimah will take his name out of the NBA Draft and return to UConn for his senior season.

The release also mentioned Rodney Purvis will be returning, which Purvis announced on Twitter a little over two weeks ago, and that Daniel Hamilton has signed with an agent and will be keeping his name in the draft field.

Brimah and Purvis took advantage of new NBA rules which allow players to meet and work out with NBA teams with the option of coming back to school if they don't hire an agent. The deadline to remove your name is May 25.

The 7-footer from Ghana played in 25 games last season, averaging 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, with 67 blocked shots. He missed 11 games due to a groin injury and a fractured finger on his right hand. Brimah will enter his senior year with 280 blocks, third on UConn's all-time list.

Brimah isn't listed on many mock drafts, so a return to school is wise for him to improve his game. Brimah's problem has been him getting into foul trouble and his offensive game hasn't come along as many had hoped since his freshman year.

With Brimah back in Storrs, UConn should be a top-25 team going into the season and should be poised to make a run in next year's tournament given the experience on the team.