A hometown hero is headed to the big league. The Toronto Raptors filled out their roster this week by signing three players, including Canadian forward Oshae Brissett. According to CP24, Brissett, who is from Mississauga, Ontario, played two NCAA seasons with Syracuse. He posted averages of 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 35.7 minutes in 71 career games. The local player was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2017–18.
Brissett helped Canada earn a silver medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championships in Chile where he put an impressive average of 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 27.6 minutes across five games.
Brissett announced his Toronto signing via Instagram sharing a picture of himself with the contract in hand. "For the love of the city‼️ #HometownHero 🦖" he wrote in the caption. The post is flooded with comments from fans and players alike, congratulating Brissett on his exciting new start.
According to NBA.com, Brissett was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract, a contract that allows the player to attend training camp with a chance of making the NBA Roster.
If the Mississauga baller fails to make the cut, then he will play for the NBA team’s G League affiliate. Players who sign to an Exhibit 10 and end up spending a significant amount of time within the G League are awarded with a bonus should they get waived.
According to Sportsnet, the Raptors also signed forward Devin Robinson and centre Sagaba Konate. Robinson, who is 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, appeared in seven games with the Washington Wizards back in 2018. He averaged 6.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 13.6 minutes with the Wizards.
Konate, on the other hand, was limited to eight games with West Virginia last season due to a knee injury. He averaged 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 block and 18.7 minutes in 81 career games with the school. He was named to the all-Big 12 third and Big 12 all-defensive team during his sophomore year.