Syracuse basketball fans concerned about the lack of 2017 commitments needn't worry any longer. On Saturday, the Orange received a commitment from forward Oshae Brissett. He announced his decision at halftime of the Knicks/Raptors NBA game.
Brissett officially visited Syracuse the weekend of October 21st, coinciding with their Orange Madness event. That shortly after trimming his list to four.
It was during that visit where Brissett felt at home and comfortable with the other Orange players. They informed him of their love for the program, the coaches and the fan base. That made a big impression on Brissett.
A 6-foot-9, 190 pound forward, Brissett is a versatile player who can play the three or the four. His range extends out to the three point line, and he is skilled off the bounce.
Sources indicate Syracuse views Brissett as someone with skills similar to a cross between James Sutherland and Kris Joseph. If that holds true, Orange fans will be quite happy with his production.
Brissett also held offers from Oregon, Memphis, USC, Arizona State, Cal, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Utah and UCLA among others. He is rated a three star prospect by Scout and the 19th best power forward in the class.