Isaiah Briscoe has finally scored an NBA contract.
It was previously reported that Briscoe will play for the Orlando Magic in the 2018 NBA Summer League. Now, Woj reports that Briscoe has agreed to a deal with the Magic, though terms of the deal are unknown at this time.
Free agent guard Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell ESPN. Briscoe, 22, impressed in a team mini-camp recently. He worked way back onto NBA radar after an outstanding season in Estonia.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2018
Briscoe’s last season at Kentucky was as a sophomore during the 2016-17 college hoops season, when he averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He showed a lot of improvement from his freshman season, hitting 28.8 percent from 3-point range and 63.5 percent at the charity stripe. He also raised his overall field-goal percentage from 43.9 percent to 47.0 percent.
However, Briscoe went undrafted in 2017, and he ended up not making an NBA roster during the 2017-18 season. He did get a stint with the Philadelphia 76ers during the summer league, then played with the Portland Trail Blazers in the preseason before later signing with BC Kalev in Russia. He went on to win Russian Young Player of the Year honors.
In Orlando, Briscoe will compete for a roster spot as a combo guard that spends more time at the point, where he’d play behind D.J. Augustine as of now, though Orlando is reportedly in the mix for Isaiah Thomas.