UConn Huskies freshman center Amida Brimah's coming out performance in the win over the UCF Knights on Saturday opened a lot of eyes.

Connecticut's Amida  Brimah (35) dunks a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Storrs, Conn.And the ones who vote on the American Athletic Conference weekly player honors took notice as Brimah was named the AAC Rookie of the Week. UConn's Shabazz Napier was also named to the Weekly Honor Roll.

Brimah enjoyed a breakout performance in UConn's 84-61 win against UCF as he came off the bench to lead all scorers with 20 points to go with eight rebounds and five blocks in just 20 minutes. Brimah was 8-for-10 from the field and 4-for-4  from the free throw line against the Knights and he helped the Huskies finish with a 50-34 rebounding advantage against the top rebounding team in The American.

Napier averaged 16.0 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in a 2-0 week as they beat Harvard and UCF.

The UConn men are back in action on Thursday night when they'll take on the Memphis Tigers at Fed Ex Forum in Memphis, TN. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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