Former Syracuse basketball player Oshae Brissett has signed a three-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to a report from J. Michael of the IndyStar.
Brissett, a 6-foot-8 forward, proved during his two 10-day contracts with the Pacers that he’s worthy of a spot in the NBA by showing his versatility as the franchise deals with the injury bug.
Brissett averaged 4.8 points on 68% shooting in a little over 8.2 minutes per game during his non-guaranteed time with the franchise. He made his first career start on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs and impacted the game by drawing an offensive foul, defending well and shooting 3-of-5 from beyond the 3-point line.
Before joining the Pacers, the former Orange forward had a commendable season in the G-League where he averaged 18.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 12 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Antz. He also earned 2nd team All G-League honors last season.
In the 2019-20 season, Brissett appeared in 19 games and averaged 7.1 minutes with the Toronto Raptors, who signed him on a two-way contract. He was waived by the Raptors in December.
Brissett officially joins a group of five former Syracuse players that are currently active in the NBA, including Carmelo Anthony (Portland Trail Blazers), Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Michael Carter-Williams (Orlando Magic) and Elijah Hughes (Utah Jazz).