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The Daily Orange: Oshae Brissett to leave Syracuse, remain in NBA Draft
Former Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett will forgo his junior and senior seasons at Syracuse and enter the 2019 NBA Draft, he announced on Twitter Tuesday evening.
Brissett averaged 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in his sophomore year at Syracuse and was often one of the top-three scoring options on SU. Brissett participated in the NBA G League Elite Mini Camp with teammate Tyus Battle, who will also be eligible to be drafted this June, and earned an invite to the NBA Draft Combine.
At the Combine, Brissett measured with a 7-foot wingspan and recorded the lowest body fat percentage (2.
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I guess Oshae Brissett didn't need until May 29th to make his decision. Late on Tuesday evening, he revealed on social media that he was keeping his name in the NBA Draft and is taking the next step.
Which leaves the Syracuse basketball program is in a very precarious position.The Orange will now have to replace 80 percent of their starting lineup from the 2018 season: Tyus Battle Battle revealed in a lengthy farewell letter that he would forgo his senior season to chase professional opportunities a few months ago.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Oshae Brissett's departure means a new group of starters will emerge for Syracuse Basketball
Now that Oshae Brissett has decided to remain in the NBA Draft the Syracuse Orange will see another large turnover in their starting line-up. Thanks to OrangeRay for pointing out that in 2019 the Orange will be replacing at least four starters for the third time in four seasons. The departures of Tyus Battle, Frank Howard, Brissett and Pascal Chukwu leaves Elijah Hughes as the only returner next year.
This follows the 2017-18 season when only Battle returned as a starter and the 2016-17 season when Syracuse had five new starters.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett will remain in NBA Draft
Ends up we didn't have to wait until the very end to find out if Oshae Brissett was returning to the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team after all. The sophomore forward announced that he'll be staying in the NBA Draft, putting an end to his SU career after two seasons.
Brissett's original declaration was a bit of a surprise, but he impressed at the G League Elite Camp and earned himself an NBA Draft Combine invite as a result. He looked great the combine in Chicago too, apparently, and that performance gave rise to some mock draft inclusions and an idea that he could wind up selected in the late first or early second round.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Oshae Brissett to remain in the NBA Draft
With his stock apparently rising following a solid performance at the recent NBA Combine, Syracuse basketball forward Oshae Brissett announced via social media on Tuesday evening that he will keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft, which will take place in about a month.
Brissett, in his posts via both Instagram and Twitter, wrote that "Syracuse will always be home." However, he also noted that it's the right time to fully concentrate on his No. 1 goal of making it to the NBA. He ended, beautifully, with "I will always BLEED ORANGE."
When Brissett first announced that he would test the NBA Draft waters, many people in the 'Cuse community figured that Brissett would gather helpful information about his pro prospects, but that ultimately he would return for his junior campaign.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Tyus Battle continues to pique NBA interest
It seems like several NBA teams are willing to take a chance on former Syracuse basketball star Tyus Battle. That statement will truly be tested at the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 20th, but teams wouldn't be working him out if they weren't piqued by his natural ability.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are just the latest in a long line of NBA workouts for Battle over the last several weeks. Individually Tyus has reportedly been working out in Los Angeles in the Calabasas area during the offseason.
But why are so many teams intrigued by Battle?
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse basketball forward Oshae Brissett a likely pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, according to one expert
We've followed the path of Syracuse Orange forward Oshae Brissett rather extensively around these parts since he decided to test the NBA waters following his sophomore season. The process has seemingly evolved by the minute in recent weeks. Since the season ended, Brissett went from being an afterthought who would surely return to Syracuse, to later earning an NBA G-League Camp invite and then to the NBA combine last week.
Now, a new wrinkle has emerged following Brissett's combine momentum. According to Wes Brown -- a former member of the Dallas Mavericks G-League affiliate and current Canadian basketball scout -- Brissett is primed to be picked between the 25-40 range in this summer's NBA Draft.
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Oshae Brissett gains momentum at NBA Draft Combine
Tyus Battle entered the 2019 NBA Draft process having already undergone evaluation one year before. He declared his Syracuse Orange career finished after three seasons. He departed as one of the great scorers and clutch finishers in program history, and he quickly signed with Roc Nation to begin his professional career.
Battle and Oshae Brissett represent two vastly different prospects. Brissett tested the NBA waters in spite of an inconsistent sophomore season where he struggled to integrate the three into his game. He left the door open, and maintains the option to return to the Orange.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Jim Boeheim, Greensboro finally squash their beef
Back in 2017, Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, who is never shy when it comes to speaking his mind, created some havoc when he said that Greensboro, N.C., provided "no value" in serving as the host city of the ACC Tournament.
That, naturally, offended public officials, residents and others in that community, with the minor-league baseball team, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, even holding a "Jim Boeheim (No) Value Night" shortly thereafter.
I, for one, love Boeheim, in part because I'm a 'Cuse alum and a die-hard hoops fanatic. I also appreciate his brutal honesty and candidness.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Rakeem Christmas, Michael Jordan tied together forever
Rakeem Christmas is well known around the salt city for his contributions to the Syracuse basketball squad.
He helped the Orange reach a Final Four back in 2013 (team success) and finally found individual success as a senior. After being a role player through the first three years of his college career in his senior season he averaged 17.5 points per game and 9.1 boards per game.
Rakeem was able to turn that into a two-year NBA career and last played for the New Zealand Breakers overseas.
But now his legacy will extend beyond the basketball court.
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Syracuse basketball has a long storied history of success. Sure, you can blame coach Jim Boeheim and his staff for the program's achievements during the last four decades, but some credit must also be given to the players.
The program has been led time and time again by incredible athletes who put it all on the line when they suited up for Syracuse University. For the sake of this series, we'll call these players "legends" as they will be remembered far past their playing days.
The word legend (in regards to an individual) according to Merriam-Webster.com, is "a person or thing that inspires legends".
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Despite what Joe Lunardi says SU is a tourney team
The Syracuse basketball team, whether rising junior forward Oshae Brissett elects to return or not, will possess a markedly different starting line-up in the 2019-20 term, along with a deeper bench and, hopefully, a more fluid offense.
Expectations might prove lower than in 2018-19, which is fine by me, and personally I think next season's crew could amount to a really fun and successful group.
Unsurprisingly, many national pundits, at least for now, aren't super high on the 'Cuse, and for legitimate reasons. The Orange got bounced in the first round of the 2019 Big Dance.
Official Site of the Orange: Orange And Big Red Set November Date
The Syracuse-Cornell men's basketball rivalry, the second most frequent in Orange hoop history, is slated to return when the two Central New York foes meet on Wednesday, November 20, in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse has a 93-31 advantage in the series with Cornell and the Orange have claimed the most recent 39 pairings. The Big Red pushed the Orange in last year's matchup before Syracuse emerged with a 63-55 triumph.
In the past two encounters, the series has added a member of Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim's family. In 2017-18, Jimmy Boeheim suited up with Cornell for the first time.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Boeheim Bowl reignited for 2019 season, date set
The Syracuse basketball 2019-20 schedule continues to come into focus as we get closer and closer to next season.
Another game has been locked in after an agreement between Syracuse and Cornell. Which means the next edition of the "Boeheim Bowl" has been reignited for another go-round.
According to the Syracuse press release, the Orange and Cornell will square off on November 20th in the Carrier Dome.
The "Boeheim Bowl" has added a few new flavors of the years. It all started back in 2017 when Jimmy Boeheim laced up for Cornell to face his Father.
Official Site of the Orange: Boeheim, Lee Earn Upstate NY Basketball Hall Induction
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Legendary Syracuse basketball stars Jim Boeheim and Jim Lee are among 17 individuals who will be inducted into the Class of 2019 of the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at the Hilton Hotel in Troy, N.Y. The reception begins at 4 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 5 p.m.
Joining the two Syracuse standouts in the Class of 2019 are: Steve Babiarz (Potsdam), Talor Battle (Penn State), Roosevelt Bullock (Potsdam), Eric Cooper (Rice), Fred Daniels (Siena), Buddy Evans (Rome Free Academy), Tom Healy (Lehigh/Saratoga), Derek Johnson (Albany/Virginia Union), Elander Lewis (Albany/VCU), Steven Mulderry (Albany), Tim Parker (Saratoga), Pete Philo (Saratoga/NBA Scout), Tim Rossi (referee), Doug Sherman (TV), and Dan Terwilliger (Niskayuna/Siena).