TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Braian Angola-Rodas, who earned NJCAA Division I All-America First-Team Honors in 2016, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Florida State and play basketball for two-time ACC Coach of the Year Leonard Hamilton. Angola-Rodas finished his sophomore season at North Idaho College ranked 13th in the nation with a 21.4 points per game scoring average.
In addition to averaging 21.4 points per game as a sophomore, Angola-Rodas averaged 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free throw line. He was named the North Idaho College Male Athlete of the Year at the school’s annual honors banquet.
“Braian is a player whose scoring and shooting abilities will enhance our team’s offensive production immediately,” said Hamilton. “The aspects of Braian’s game that I really like are his ability to shoot off of the dribble and create his own shots which will help him become a big part of our offense next season. He shot better than 52 percent from the field this season in leading his team to the Sweet 16 of the National Junior College Tournament.”
Angola-Rodas (6-6, 185) led North Idaho to a 31-2 record including victories in the first 31 games of the Cardinals’ season.
“I’m really excited to begin my career at Florida State,” Angola-Rodas said. “Coach Hamilton and his staff have done an excellent job with the Seminole program. With the guys coming in and the players coming back, I feel like I can add a lot to the team and have an impact during my career in Tallahassee.”
Angola-Rodas scored his career-high of 39 points in North Idaho’s 110-81 victory over Columbia-Basin where he displayed his full arsenal shooting six of eight from the 3-point line, five of five from the free throw line, with five rebounds, five steals and four assists. He was selected as the NJCAA Region 18 Player of the Year.
Angola-Rodas (Villanueva, Colombia) selected Florida State over NCAA Tournament participants Oregon and Utah as well as Washington and Houston. He attended Findley Prep in Nevada before spending two seasons at North Idaho. Former Seminole Deividas Dulkys, who helped lead Florida State to the 2012 ACC Championship, also attended Findley Prep.