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Oshae Brissett’s keeping his options open at the NBA Draft Combine

The Syracuse star excelled in testing, but how did the first scrimmage go?

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Day one of the NBA Draft Combine didn’t provide Oshae Brissett (or Oshea Brissett or O’Shae Brissett) with any clear decision in terms of his draft status. As a result, Syracuse Orange fans are going to have to be patient for the next two weeks as Oshae completes the combine and embarks on more team workouts.

The testing results for Brissett showed him tied for the top vertical leap among forwards, with a 34-inch leap that was matched by Brandon Clarke from the Gonzaga Bulldogs. In other testing among the forwards at the combine Oshae was seventh in the max vertical leap, 10th in the lane agility test and shuttle run and tied for 17th in the three-quarter court sprint. Meanwhile his measurements showed that Brissett hasn’t been sitting around eating poutine since the Syracuse season ended.

Oshae didn’t participate in the shooting drills yesterday, but he did see his first scrimmage action. Starting at PF for Team 2 Gray Oshae played 22 minutes scoring seven points. He shot 3-for-10 from the field, 0-for-2 on 3-point attempts and only 1-for-3 from the foul line. He added 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot while committing zero turnovers.

Oshae’s 1st half shot chart

The NBA only shows his 1st-half shot chart so if anyone watched the scrimmages, let us know what you saw in the comments as far as where his attempts came from.

After the game, Oshae said he’s going to be patient with his decision and that he expects to wait until the May 29 deadline.

The next two weeks should allow Oshae to have enough information to make the right decision for his future. He’s certainly viewed as an intriguing prospect by NBA teams, but I think he’s going to have to show a bit more shooting to get a draft guarantee. We’ll keep tabs on Oshae’s workouts as the May 29 deadline approaches.