Former Syracuse basketball standout Oshae Brissett wasn’t selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, but he has found a new home with the Los Angeles Clippers.
For only the second time since 1978, we witnessed two straight years without a Syracuse basketball player being selected in the NBA Draft.
Despite not enjoying the euphoria of the commissioner calling out your name at the podium, Oshae Brissett still has found his own happiness by signing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday morning.
The news was first reported by Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog.
Oshae showed a lot of promise in his freshman season and came back to really show his NBA worth in his sophomore year.
Unfortunately, it didn’t play out the way Oshae had hoped, he regressed in several key metrics. NBA people in the league suggested “he was trying too hard” to prove that he could a three-point ace as opposed to just playing his game which hurt him.
He surprisingly decided to forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility to chase his professional hoops dreams.
Although it wasn’t much of a surprise that Oshae didn’t hear his name called. Brissett hadn’t appeared in any of the prominent mock drafts leading up to Thursday night.
Although he did a phenomenal job creating buzz during the offseason process. He wasn’t initially invited to the NBA Combine but earned his way in by impressing at the inaugural G-League Elite Camp.
After earning a ticket to Chicago, Oshae really impressed NBA scouts and coaches. Despite it not landing in a draft selection, he did enough to impress the Clippers brass. But now Oshae will have an opportunity in the NBA and that’s all you can ask for.
Brissett will participate in the Los Angeles Clippers NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. That starts on July 5.