In a world where NBA prospects can’t wait to make the jump to the association, Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett seems to be an outlier.
"I definitely want to go back to school," Oshae Brissett said on TSN Radio Vancouver. He's opting to come back to Syracuse over the NBA because he wants to develop and boost his draft stock.
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This is certainly good news for the Orange, as losing Brissett would be a big blow to the team’s frontline now that former SU recruit Darius Bazley is G-League bound.
Brissett told TSN Radio in Vancouver that he’s leaning more towards returning to Syracuse for his sophomore season to continue his development as an NBA prospect.
As you probably know by now, Brissett has the option to enter his name into the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. What this would do is allow him to be evaluated by NBA scouts, but not be forced to enter the draft, an option that Tyus Battle seems likely to exercise at this point.
No matter how you look at it, this is good news for Syracuse. Not only is it great to see that Brissett is likely to come back, but it seems like he really wants to. If he’s in the fold for the Orange next year, things should be just fine in the Salt City.