TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Montay Brandon, who started a school-record 122 games during his Florida State career, and Okaro White, who was a member of the Seminoles’ 2012 ACC Championship team, will represent the Seminole men’s basketball program in the 2016 NBA Orlando Summer League. Brandon is a member of the Charlotte Hornets and White is a member of the Orlando Magic Blue team in the Orlando Magic Summer league taking place at the Magic’s practice facility at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Play in the event began on July 2 and runs through July 8.
Brandon, who finished his career as a Seminole in 2016, is making his professional debut with the Hornets in the five-game, seven-day event with the championship being decided on the final day the event. White, who completed his career as a Seminole in 2014, is playing in the NBA summer league for the third consecutive season.
Brandon averaged 3.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists while starting 31 of the Seminoles’ 34 games as a senior in 2016. He played in 135 career games (tied for third in Florida State history) and started a school-record 122 career games. Brandon started his school-record 122nd game in the Seminoles’ loss against Valparaiso in the second round of the 2016 NIT (Mar. 17). He started his 100th career game when he was introduced as part of the Seminoles’ starting lineup against Florida (Dec. 29).
White averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots per game for Aris of the Greek Basketball League in 2016. He was voted as the league regular season MVP and led Aris into the playoffs. White averaged 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds in playoff action.
White was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams during his career as a Seminole (2011 and 2012). He averaged a career-high of 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in leading Florida State to the semifinals of the NIT in 2014 as a senior.
Fans can follow Brandon and White in summer league play at orlandomagic.com and on NBA TV.
Brandon and the Hornets will play the Indiana Pacers (July 3, 1:00 pm), the Oklahoma City Thunder (July 4, 5:00 pm), the Dallas Mavericks (July 6, 3:00 pm) and on championship day (July 8, TBD). White and the Magic Blue team will play the Detroit Pistons (July 4, 3:00 pm), the Miami Heat (July 5, 1:00 pm) and the Dallas Mavericks (July 7 at 1:00 p.m.) and on the championship day.