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NBA Draft 2019

NBA Draft 2019: Canadian Oshae Brissett announces intentions to remain in this year's draft

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Oshae Brissett will remain in the NBA Draft after an impressive combine performance (Getty Images)

As a potentially historic draft for Canadian basketball nears, Oshae Brissett (Mississauga, ON) will keep his name in the mix.

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He took to his social media accounts to announce his decision to remain in the draft.

Brissett, a 6-foot-8 forward, started in each of the 71 games in which he appeared during his two years at Syracuse University. He had a number of memorable moments with the Orange, sharing that "I am forever grateful for my time at Syracuse and all the love and support I've received from Orange Nation."

This past season, the 20-year-old averaged 12.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists through 34 games, as he helped lead Cuse to a 20-14 record and its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

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Brissett announces his intentions to remain in the NBA Draft after standing out at the G League Elite Camp and earning an invite to the NBA Draft Combine.

At the combine, he wowed teams with his athleticism and turned heads with his play during scrimmage sessions, prompting some to believe he will be selected in this year's draft.

In his statement, Brissett shared that "on this journey of testing the waters, I've learned a lot and gotten a lot of feedback as to where I stand." He continued, adding that "I feel it's the right time to fully concentrate on my No. 1 goal and that's to keep my name in the NBA Draft."

As his stock rises, expect Brissett's name to get linked to a number of teams in search of a versatile athletic forward.

The 2019 NBA Draft takes place on June 20 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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