We’ve followed the path of Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett rather extensively around these parts since he decided to test the NBA waters following his sophomore season. The process has seemingly evolved by the minute in recent weeks. Since the season ended, Brissett went from being an afterthought who would surely return to Syracuse, to later earning an NBA G-League Camp invite and then to the NBA combine last week.
Now, a new wrinkle has emerged following Brissett’s combine momentum. According to Wes Brown — a former member of the Dallas Mavericks G-League affiliate and current Canadian basketball scout — Brissett is primed to be picked between the 25-40 range in this summer’s NBA Draft. Brown hopped On The Block with Brent Axe last night and divulged that he spoke with 5-10 friends in the league about Brissett.
I have heard from multiple NBA scouts that Oshae Brissett was extremely impressive at the NBA Combine. Sounds like he is going to be a draft pick - late 1st to early 2nd— Wes Brown (@wesblairbrown) May 19, 2019
Interestingly enough, NBA personnel view Brissett as a 3-and-D type in the league. The intrigue around him (on top of build/frame) is that he can be a corner shooter on offense without needing the ball in his hands and on the defensive end, lock down multiple different positions.
Should Brissett depart for the pros, Syracuse will have a ready-made forward to fill the void in another Canadian recruit, Quincy Guerrier. The top ranked player in the 2019 class out of the Great White North is a scorer with the ability to handle off the bounce and knock down shots at a high rate, according to Brown.
Either way, Brissett will have until May 29 to decide whether he’ll return to Syracuse for his junior year or continue with the draft process. No intel on where Brissett’s Irish cousin O’Shea could potentially fall in the draft, however.