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Report: Ex-Cat Isaiah Briscoe agrees to deal with Orlando Magic

Isaiah Briscoe went undrafted out of Kentucky last year and spent 2017-18 starring in Estonia. He's back for another crack at the NBA after signing with the Orlando Magic.
Isaiah Briscoe went undrafted out of Kentucky last year and spent 2017-18 starring in Estonia. He's back for another crack at the NBA after signing with the Orlando Magic. AP

Former Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe has a new NBA job.

Briscoe, 22, has agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday. The Orlando Sentinel confirmed the news. Details of the contract have not been announced but could become more clear Friday when teams are allowed to make free-agent news public.



The news comes before one day before Briscoe's summer league stint with the Magic begins Friday in Las Vegas.

Video: Magic assistant coach impressed by Briscoe

Story: Read Briscoe's interview with the Orlando Sentinel

Briscoe had a standout season overseas with BC Kalev of the Estonian league this past season. In February, the former Wildcat scored 50 points and was named MVP of the Estonia/Latvia All-Star Game. In early June, Briscoe won another award, this time being named the league's best player under age 23. He averaged 18.5 points and 3.4 rebounds for Kalev.

Briscoe, a former five-star recruit and the consensus top point guard in the class of 2015, played at UK for two seasons from 2015-2017. He went undrafted last year, and played in the 2017 NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in six preseason games before being waived by the Portland Trail Blazers last October.

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