Toronto Raptors Sign Mississauga Basketball Player
It’s official: A Mississauga native has been signed to the Toronto Raptors.
According to a recent NBA.com article, the Toronto Raptors—who are still basking in the glow of their first NBA Finals win, even while mourning the loss of Clippers-bound superstar Kawhi Leonard—recently signed Oshae Brissett, a forward who hails from Mississauga.
NBA.com says that Brissett, who stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 210 pounds, averaged 12.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 33.0 minutes in 34 games at Syracuse last season.
The league says he scored in double figures 23 times and posted seven double-doubles.
“A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Brissett played two seasons (2017-19) with the Orange, posting averages of 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 35.7 minutes in 71 career contests. He was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2017-18,” NBA.com says.
NBA.com highlights some of Brissett’s international accomplishments as well.
According to the article, Brissett helped Canada earn a silver medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile, averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 27.6 minutes in five games.
The Raptors also announced that they signed forward Devin Robinson and centre Sagaba Konate.
Yahoo Sports Canada reports that Brisset was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal.
Yahoo Sports says an Exhibit 10 deal ensures he’ll receive an invite to training camp with a chance to make it onto the Raptors roster. He will gain a bonus if he meets playing time requirements with the Raptors 905 affiliate.
The financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Cover photo courtesy of Oshae Brissett’s official Twitter page
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