The Syracuse basketball program got some great news early this offseason. Oshae Brissett, a standout 6-foot-8 forward for the Orange, announced that he will put off a jump to the NBA and will be returning to Syracuse for his sophomore season.
Brissett averaged 14.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game during his freshman campaign.
The decision was announced on social media.
— Oshae Brissett (@Obrissy) April 8, 2018
The news sets Syracuse up to be one of the top programs in the nation entering the next college basketball season, especially if Tyus Battle makes the decision to return to school for his junior year.
Syracuse finished the 2017-18 season with a 23-14 record in the program’s 42nd season under head coach Jim Boeheim. The Orange went on to make an impressive run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament before being eliminated by Duke. In the tournament opener against Arizona State, Brissett led the Orange in scoring (23) and rebounds (12). He also led the team in rebounds (9) in a Round of 32 win over Michigan State.
The future is bright for the Orange with the latest development and Brissett will be a centerpiece of the program and key to their success moving forward.