University of Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, who was not among the 60 players chosen in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, will play for the the Philadelphia 76ers in next month’s summer leagues, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com reported.
The Sixers will first compete in the Utah Jazz Summer League from July 3 to July 6 with games against Boston, Utah and San Antonio. Then, the team will play in Las Vegas from July 7 to July 17.
Philadelphia was one of the teams Briscoe worked out for ahead of the draft before an ankle injury sidelined him from his final five visits, Zagoria reported.
Briscoe, a Newark, N.J., native averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game as a sophomore at UK. He shot hot 47.0 percent from the field, 28.8 percent from three-point range and 63.5 percent from the free-throw line.
“Isaiah is a winner. Physically and mentally he’s a pit bull with skills with the ball,” UK Coach John Calipari said when the school announced Briscoe was declaring for the draft. “We averaged nearly 30 wins a season over the last two years and Isaiah played a big part in all of them. Isaiah defends, he rebounds and he creates shots for others. I am so proud of his improvement over his time here and am looking forward to seeing his continued growth at the next level.”