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Syracuse basketball adds first 2017 commit in forward Oshae Brissett

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Finally , we make an addition for 2017!

NCAA Basketball: Hampton at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve been waiting quite for a commit for the Syracuse Orange’s 2017 class. Well, today’s the day SU finally makes an add for the incoming recruiting class.

Brissett’s a three-star small forward in Toronto who’s played in Henderson, Nev., but is now back in Ontario at Athlete Institute. He made the announcement during halftime of the Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks game this evening.

The Ontario product stands at 6-foot-8 and 195 pounds. He chose Syracuse over Oregon, USC and Memphis. It’s a relief to see him on board, though, as the Orange have a lot of potential gaps on the roster for next season.

A quick glance at this year’s Orange roster shows SU losing at least four players — guards John Gillon and Andrew White III, plus forwards DaJuan Coleman and Tyler Roberson. There’s chances that two more players could depart for the NBA this year too, including guard Tyus Battle and forward Tyler Lydon. Throw Frank Howard in that pile too if you’d really like to panic.

Point is, Syracuse needs bodies on the 2017-18 roster, and it’s good to see one added in Brissett. 247Sports ranks him as the 138th player in the class, and the 28th-best small forward.

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This is far from the last add for SU, but a good way to start momentum. Excited? Share your thoughts below.