Former Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett signed a three-year contract extension with the Indiana Pacers yesterday.
Brissett went undrafted in 2019 and was signed by the Toronto Raptors. He appeared in 19 games before he was waived in December of that year.
Before signing with the Pacers, Brissett carved it up with the G-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2021. The forward averaged 18.6 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
After signing two 10-day contracts with Indiana, Brissett received his three-year extension after shooting 68% during his short time with the franchise, and it’s welcome news for a former SU fan favorite who has had his struggles with injuries.
In two years with the Orange during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, Brissett started 71 games for SU before departing for the NBA. Brissett shot 37.1% in his collegiate career and averaged 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He was a key contributor and starter on two Syracuse teams that played in the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, SU was an 11-seed and defeated Arizona State 60-56 in a play-in game before beating #6 TCU and #3 Michigan State on the way to an improbable Sweet Sixteen run. In 2019, Brissett’s career in Orange ended with a disappointing 78-69 Round of 64 loss to Baylor.