Briscoe's college hoops debut during the 2008-09 season couldn't have gone much better. After accepting a late scholarship offer from North Carolina Central, a DI independent in Durham, Briscoe thrust himself into the Eagles' starting lineup and finished the year as the nation's second-leading freshman scorer at 17.8 points per game.After his freshman season, Briscoe decided to jump up a level in the college basketball ranks, settling on Charlotte as his destination. He spent the past year redshirting for Bobby Lutz, who was fired after 12 seasons in March. Taking Lutz's place was former Ohio State assistant coach Alan Major, who was hired as the 49ers' new coach in April. For Briscoe, that meant entering the show-me stage all over again.