CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise...Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 6, 2018).
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2017-18: Played in Estonia with BC Kalev, averaging 18.5 ppg., 4.2 apg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.6 stlpg. in 26.7 minpg…Scored 50 points during the Estonia/Latvia All-Star Game and was named Most Valuable Player…Also named the VTB United League’s Young Player of the Year, given to the league’s best player under the age of 23.
Played in 70 games (69 starts) during two seasons with the University of Kentucky, averaging 10.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 3.7 apg. in 31.3 minpg….As a sophomore (2016-17), appeared and started in 36 games, averaging 12.1 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 4.2 apg. in 30.4 minpg…Named SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 2, 2017, after recording the third triple-double in program history on Dec. 29 @ Mississippi with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds…As a freshman (2015-16), played in 34 outings (33 starts), averaging 9.6 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 3.1 apg. and 1.03 stlpg. in 32.2 minpg….Ranked ninth in the SEC in minutes played…Named SEC Freshman of the Week once.
Born in Newark, NJ…Son of Henrietta Hemingway and George Briscoe…Has two sisters, Iasia and Iesha and a brother, George…His father played basketball for Stockton College and is in the school’s hall of fame, while his sister, Iasia, played basketball at Georgia Tech and Syracuse, and professionally overseas…A cousin of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving…Led Roselle Catholic High School to back-to-back Non-Public B state championships in 2014 and 2015…As a senior, was named USA Today All-USA First Team and a Parade Magazine All-American, as well as earning both McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American honors…Helped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship…Also played for Team USA at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit…You can follow him on Twitter: @ZayBriscoe.