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Isaiah Briscoe officially signs with Orlando Magic


After dominating in early Summer League practices and games, former Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe has done enough to earn a multi-year contract with the Orlando Magic.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal back on July 5.

The contract is for the NBA minimum $582,180 per year for three seasons, with $500,000 guaranteed in the first year.

This afternoon, Briscoe made the agreement official with the Magic by signing on the dotted line.

He released the following picture on his Instagram page:

According to his Twitter account, Briscoe will wear the same No. 13 jersey he wore at Kentucky with the Magic.

While most analysts are talking about free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas potentially joining the backcourt in Orlando, some are already penciling in the former Wildcat in the starting lineup:

And his numbers back that up.

He got things started with a 16-point, four-assist Summer League debut against the Brooklyn Nets, and then followed it up with a 9-4-3 stat line in game two against the Memphis Grizzlies. He suffered a minor shin injury in game three that will likely keep him out for the rest of the summer.

Check out his full highlights from his standout game against the Nets:

And while we’re at it, relive Briscoe’s ridiculous Peach Jam highlight reel from 2014 before he got to Kentucky.

Congratulations, Zay!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 responses to “Isaiah Briscoe officially signs with Orlando Magic”

  1. Matty Arbuckle

    Congrats to Briscoe. Dude is a grinder and should do well with the ball in his hands.

  2. bigbluebanana

    Couldn’t be happier for the guy! Love it when one of our under the radar players does great.

  3. Rabbi Li

    Did he have eye surgery?

  4. JTHinton

    So proud of him! Hopefully, he can crack into the team sheet (soccer term, I’m still into world cup mode, it means the starting 5) and get out of Orlando!

  5. ibescootch

    I’m usually happy for UK players that make it to the NBA, but I’m especially happy for Briscoe, because of the path he’s taken. There are too many guys out there who jumped too early and end up hopping from one European team to the next, never really getting better. He’s obviously worked on that jumper quite a bit and is confident. Plus, I think his toughness will keep him in the league, now that he has the resources to grow even more. Really happy for him.

  6. Saul T. Nuts

    Big Congrats…Briscoe could play on my team any time. Anyone else notice that his shot looked smoother at the Peach Jam than at UK or even the Summer League?