The Toronto Raptors announced on Friday that rookie Oshae Brissett will be traveling with the team to Atlanta for the game against the Hawks on Saturday.
The Mississauga native has spent the early part of the year with Raptors 905 and in three games, the 6'7" wing has averaged 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 32.5 minutes. He appeared in each of the Raptors' last two games, logging just under seven minutes total in wins over the Hornets and Magic.
Brissett left Syracuse as a sophomore and went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. He had a strong showing as a freshman averaging 14.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game, earning a spot on the ACC All-Freshman team.
In his sophomore season, his scoring and rebounding averages dropped to 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, but he upped his assists average to 1.8 per game.
After going undrafted, Brissett played his Summer League ball with the LA Clippers. The 21-year old forward appeared in all five of the Clippers games, averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds over 17.6 minutes per game.
Brissett could become the latest undrafted player to make an impact on the roster. Fred VanVleet, Terence Davis, Chris Boucher, Matt Thomas and Malcolm Miller are all undrafted while VanVleet, Davis and Boucher rank among the most productive undrafted players across the entire league.
Cool stat. 94 undrafted players have appeared in at least 1 NBA game so far this season. The Raptors have 3 in the top-20 in win shares: VanVleet (1st), Davis (tied 8th), Boucher (tied 16th). VanVleet also leads all 94 in scoring.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 22, 2019
While VanVleet is an established player coming off a strong postseason in which he even garnered a vote for Finals MVP, Boucher, Davis and Thomas have been among the players to step up most in the wake of untimely injuries to Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby and Patrick McCaw who have all missed varying amounts of time.
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