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Villanueva, Casanare, Colombia
high school
Findlay Prep


PTS: 24 vs. Syracuse (1-13-18)
REBS: 8 vs. Tulane (12-10-17), at Duke (12-30-17), at Boston College (1-20-18)
ASTS: 8 vs. Colorado State (11-19-17), vs. Syracuse (1-13-18)
STL: 5 at Miami (1-7-18)


ON ANGOLA: One of three seniors on the Seminoles’ rosters who will provide needed leadership and consistent play from the guard position…his position on the team lends itself to one of leadership – both vocally and by example…held in incredibly high esteem by all of his teammates and each member of the coaching staff as he holds an incredible amount of compassion for each member of the Florida State team and community…played in 34 of Florida State’s 35 games including 17 of the Seminoles’ 18 regular season ACC games, both of their games in the ACC Tournament and both games in the NCAA Tournament during the 2016-17 season…one of the top games of his first season as a Seminole came against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament as he scored a career-high 17 points, made a career-high four 3-point field goals and was credited with two assists…helped Florida State to a near school record 26 wins, a school-record tying 12-6 record in ACC play, a school-record tying second place finish in the ACC standings and to a school-record tying No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his first season as a Seminole…averaged 0.6 points and 1.6 rebounds as Florida State burst onto the national scene with a 5-1 record with wins over No. 11 Virginia (60-68, Dec. 31), No. 21 Virginia Tech (93-78, Jan, 7), No. 7 Duke (88-72, Jan, 10), No. 15 Notre Dame (83-80, Jan. 15) and No. 12 Louisville (Jan. 21) in one of the greatest six-game spans in school and ACC history…the Seminoles’ 5-1 record in the six-game stretch is the best by an ACC team in league history against six consecutive nationally ranked teams…the Seminoles were ranked No. 6 nationally following their win over Louisville…a leading member of Florida State’s acclaimed Boom Squad that gained national recognition as one of the top bench bunches in all of college basketball…the Boom Squad was the popular nickname for the Seminoles’ players who brought high energy off of the bench and combined to score nearly 40 percent of Florida State’s points during the 2016-17 season…the Boom Squad moniker began during the team scoring report for Florida State’s game against Florida (Dec. 11)…earned NJCAA All-America First Team honors as he led North Idaho College to a 31-2 record and into the Sweet 16 of the National Junior College Tournament in 2016…led North Idaho and finished 13th nationally with a 21.4 points per game scoring average…ranked ninth nationally among all junior college players with 686 total points scored in 2016…played in the National Junior College Athletic Association Coaches Association All-Star game in 2016…scored four points, pulled down five rebounds and was credited with a game-high tying five assists as he helped the Division I All-Stars to the 118-110 victory over the Division II/III All-Stars in the game played at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas… earned two awards at the Seminoles’ 2017 Basketball Honors Banquet…named the Seminoles’ top 3-point shooter and earned the Sixth Man of the Year Award along with the members of Florida State’s Boom Squad…presented with three awards at Florida State’s 2018 Basketball Honors Banquet: the award as the Seminoles’ Best Free Throw Shooter, as Florida State’s top 3-point field goal percentage shooter and as one of Florida State’s top players with the Bob Sura Offensive Player of the Year Award.

AS A SENIOR (2018)

Won the 3-point shooting contest at the Jam With Ham — Florida State’s traditional Midnight Madness practice to begin the season…scored eight points and was credited with a career-high five assists in Florida State’s season-opening victory over George Washington (Nov. 14)…a career-high 8 assists to go along with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals in Florida State’s victory over Colorado State in the championship game of the Jamaica Classic (Nov. 19)…17 points and totaled 7 rebounds in Florida State’s win over Kennesaw State (Nov. 22)…scored 21 points on seven of 11 made 3-point field goals to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 21 minutes of play in the Seminoles’ 113-78 win over The Citadel…his 7 3-point field goals made against The Citadel is tied for the fifth most in a single game in Florida State history…totaled 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in Florida State’s 83-66 victory over No. 5 Florida in Gainesville (Dec 4)…scored 18 points with 4 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in Florida State’s victory over Loyola (Dec. 6)…18 points, a career-high 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 rebounds in Florida State’s 72-53 win over Tulane at Amalie Arena in Tampa (Dec. 10)…scored 11 points to go along with 4 assists and 3 steals in Florida State’s victory over Charleston Southern (Dec. 18)…totaled 23 points on 5 made 3-point shots and tied his career-high with 8 rebounds in Florida State’s game against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Dec. 30)…totaled a team-high 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in 32 minutes in Florida State’s victory over No. 12 North Carolina in Tallahassee (Jan. 3)…scored a team-high 16 points to go along with 5 rebounds, a career-high 5 steals and 4 assists against Miami (Jan. 7)…totaled 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocked in Florida State’s game against Louisville in Tallahassee (Jan. 10)…totaled his career-high of 24 points and a career-high tying 8 assists in Florida State’s 101-90 double overtime victory over Syracuse (Jan. 13)…totaled 17 points, a career-high tying 8 rebounds and 2 assists at Boston College (Jan. 15)…scored 14 points in 21 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Jan. 20)…totaled 19 points , 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s victory over Georgia Tech (Jan. 24)…scored 18 points, earned 7 rebounds and totaled 6 assists in 38 minutes in Florida State’s victory over Miami (Jan. 27)…totaled 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in Florida State’s victory at Louisville (Feb. 3)…scored 14 points and earned 3 assists in 24 minutes at NC State (Feb. 25)…scored 11 points on three made 3-point shots against No. 18 Clemson on the road in ACC play (Feb. 28)…scored 21 points and added four assists in Florida State’s victory over Boston College in Tallahassee (March 3)…totaled a team-high 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over No. 1 seed Xavier to Send the Seminoles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (March 18)…scored 9 points to goal along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists in Florida State’s Sweet 16 victory over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (March 22)…

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

Averaged 4.6 points (ninth on the team), 1.6 rebounds (10th) and 1.2 assists (sixth) while making 21 3-point shots (fifth) and shooting .780 from the free throw line (tied for second) as he played in 34 of Florida State’s 35 games…led the Seminoles with a .420 3-point shooting mark and was named as Florida State’s top 3-point shooter at the Seminoles’ season-ending banquet…averaged 11.8 minutes played per game and was one of 11 players who averaged more than 10 minutes played per game…scored in double figures four times including his highest scoring game of the season (17 points) against Notre Dame in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 9)…made his career-high of four 3-point shots against the Fighting Irish…also scored in double figures in victories over Winthrop (11 points, Nov. 18), Nicholls State (14 points, Dec. 8) and in ACC play against Clemson (12 points, Feb. 5)…totaled 23 points (11.5 ppg) in two ACC Tournament games against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame and scored seven points (3.5 ppg) in two NCAA Tournament games against Florida Gulf Coast and Xavier…his 16-point second-half performance nearly shot the Seminoles past Notre Dame and into the ACC Tournament finals for the third time in school history…seemingly couldn’t miss from the field after halftime with 16 points on five of seven shooting from the field (including four of six shooting from the 3-point line) and was a perfect two of two from the free throw line as Florida State nearly recovered from an 16-point deficit (42-26) at halftime…got rolling with a 3-point shot at the 13:24 mark to pull Florida State to within 13 at 54-41…including that bucket from long range he scored 10 consecutive points to bring the Seminoles to within nine with two of two made free throws at the 10:22 mark…those 10 points came in a time span of 3:02…he scored on two made 3-point shots, a lay-up and two made free throws during the span…he continued his 3-point shooting exhibition with a long-range bomb at the 9:00 minute mark to pull the Seminoles to within eight at 60-52 and was true on another 3-pointer at the 8:23 mark to bring the score to 63-55…he totaled his 16 second half points in a total of 5:01 and cut the Seminoles’ deficit to eight points…Florida State continued to chip away and were within four at 77-73 (the final score) on a late 3-point shot by Xavier Rathan-Mayes…tied his career-high with five made field goals against Notre Dame – he also made five field goals in scoring 11 points against Winthrop…was perfect from the field (four of four), the 3-point line (three of three) and the free throw line (one of one) in scoring his ACC career-high of 12 points in Florida State’s 109-61 victory over Clemson at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee (Feb. 5)…scored four points in his first career ACC game against Wake Forest (Dec. 28)…all four came in the first half and helped the Seminoles erase an eight-point deficit…first career 3-point shot in ACC play couldn’t have come at a better time…cut Florida State’s deficit to four points as he began a 9-0 Seminole run with his only made field goal of the game…his 3-point shot cut Florida State’s deficit to 19-15 with 12:56 left to play before intermission…a subsequent 3-point shot by Jonathan Isaac and another 3-point shot by CJ Walker gave the Seminoles a 21-19 lead – their first lead of the game and brought Florida State back from a 16-8 deficit in just over four minutes…the Seminoles’ gained the momentum at home and trailed by only one (40-39) at halftime…Florida State outscored Wake Forest by a 49-32 margin to take the 88-72 victory…one of seven Seminoles with at least 15 steals during his first season in Tallahassee…career-high of two steals came Florida State’s victories over Winthrop and Nicholls State…totaled five steals in the first four games of his career (1.3 spg) with two steals coming in the Seminoles’ win over Winthrop…among the Seminoles’ leaders in assists with 42 and a 1.2 assists per game average, he earned multiple assists in 12 different games including his career-high of five assists against Nicholls State…his ACC career-high of four assists came in Florida State’s victory over Boston College (Feb. 20)…enjoyed one of the best games of his first season in Tallahassee as he scored 14 points, was credited with five assists, pulled down two rebounds, earned one steal and blocked one shot…was a perfect four of four from the free throw line and was four of six from the field – including making two of his three attempts from the 3-point line…totaled four points on a perfect two of two shooting from the field in the first half and totaled 10 second half points as Florida State earned the 118-63 victory.

Summer 2017

Played as a member of the Colombian National Team in the Four Nations and 2017 FIBA AmeriCup Tournaments…averaged 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three games played for the senior national team of his home country…totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds against Brazil, 10 points and three rebounds against Puerto Rico and 16 points and three rebounds against Mexico during qualifying rounds for the championship.


Graduated from North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2016…attended North Idaho College during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons…named to the NJCAA Division I All-America First Team as a sophomore in 2016…named the NJCAA Region 18 Player of the Year and was named to the Region 18 First Team as a sophomore…averaged 21.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free throw line…also shot 38 percent from the 3-point line…led North Idaho to a 31-2 record including 31 consecutive victories to open the season…led North Idaho to the second round (Sweet 16) of the NJCAA National Tournament where the Cardinals lost to Southwest Tennessee, 73-72…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 in only 22 minutes of playing time…named the NJCAA Division I Player of the Week on Nov. 16, 2016 as he led North Idaho to three wins in the Desert Classic at Arizona Western College…averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in three consecutive victories over South Mountain Community College, Eastern Arizona College and Arizona Western in the championship game of the tournament…named the North Idaho Male Athlete of the Year at the school’s annual athletics honors banquet…one of five players on the North Idaho roster to sign with Division I schools in 2016: Kyle Guice (Illinois-Chicago), BJ Blake (Idaho), Lucas Antunez (Toledo) and Trey Burch-Manning (South Dakota) along with Angola began play in the fall of 2016…averaged 13.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in leading North Idaho to a 23-7 record in his first season at North Idaho…North Idaho was 54-9 in his two seasons there…led the Cardinals to the championship finals of the Region 18 Tournament in 2015.


Attended Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada during the 2012-13 academic year…averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field…helped Findlay to a 35-1 record and an appearance in the Final Four of the Dicks’ Sporting Goods National High School Basketball Tournament…the same prep school as former Florida State star Devidas Dulkys who helped lead the Seminoles to the first ACC Championship in school history in 2012…played with Nigel Williams-Goss (currently at Gonzaga) during his one season at Findlay Prep.


Born April 6, 1994…Braian is the son of Ofelia Rodas and Hugo Angola…has one brother (John Fredy, 26) and two sisters (Michel, 14 and Karol, 12)…selected Florida State over Texas A&M, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Houston, Texas Tech and Hawaii.