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UAA men’s basketball team adds versatile player from North Idaho

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 18, 2018
  • Published April 18, 2018

A 6-foot-5 transfer who can play multiple positions and spent one season playing for a Division I school will join the UAA men's basketball team next season, the Seawolves announced Wednesday.

Tyler Brimhall of Logan, Utah, is the third member of UAA's recruiting class, joining a pair of Alaska high schoolers who signed in the fall — Grace Christian's Tobin Karlberg and Barrow's Travis Adams.

Brimhall spent two seasons at the University of Idaho — one as a redshirt, one as a reserve guard/forward — before transferring to North Idaho community college. Last season he was North Idaho's second-leading scorer (12.9 points per game) and rebounder (5.5 per game) to help the Cardinals to the championship of the 33-team Northwest Athletic Conference.

As a redshirt freshman for the Idaho Vandals, Brimhall appeared in 17 games and averaged 2.5 points a game.

UAA coach Rusty Osborne said Brimhall can play three positions. "He is a big wing with a high basketball IQ, who is an excellent shooter, rebounder and high-level defender," Osborne said in a press release from the school.

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