TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Braian Angola, who helped lead the Florida State Men’s Basketball team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2018, will play with the Orlando Magic in the 2019 NBA Summer League beginning July 5 and running through July 15 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Angola played as a member of the Lakeland Magic – the G League team of the parent club during the 2018-19 season after his graduation from Florida State in May of 2018.
Angola averaged 9.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in helping Lakeland to a 32-18 record and a second place finish in the G League’s Eastern Conference. He helped the Magic to the conference finals where they lost to the Long Island Nets, 108-106 in overtime, in a single elimination series. Angola totaled two points and four rebounds as the Magic fell on a last second 3-point shot by former North Carolina star Theo Pinson.
“My goal is to be a great teammate,” said Angola. “I’m just trying to do what I do and impact the game on both sides of the court. This is my second year so my confidence is my better than it was in my first year. I want to come in, compete and do what the coaches ask me to do.”
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Angola signed with the Orlando Magic on June 13, 2018. He played in five games for the Magic in the NBA Summer League where he averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 assists and 0.8 rebounds. He was one of the final players to be released prior to the start of the NBA season and immediately signed to play with the Lakeland Magic.
During his first season in Lakeland, he played in 38 of the team’s 38 games while averaging 24.6 minutes played per game. He made 53 3-point field goals and shot .358 percent from distance and shot .871 percent from the free throw line. Angola made 74 or 85 free throws in his first season as a professional. He earned as assist:turnover ratio of 2.5:1 with 87 assists and only 37 turnovers as one of the Magic’s prime time players.
Angola is one of six Lakeland Magic players from the 2019 season on the Orlando Magic’s roster for the 2019 NBA Summer League.
Following his first successful season with the Lakeland Magic, he played in the top division of the Belgian Professional League. As a member of the Filous Oostende team, he led the team to the league championship and was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship final series.
Angola and the Magic begin in the NBA Summer League on July 5 against the San Antonio Spurs at 11 p.m. ET. From there, Orlando will take on Denver on July 7 at 3 p.m. (6 p.m. ET), Miami on July 9 at 1 p.m. (4 p.m. ET) and Brooklyn on July 10 at 2:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET). Tournament play will begin on July 13.
Every NBA Summer League game will air live on television for the second straight year, with ESPN networks and NBA TV combining to televise a record number of games.