RAPTORS CONVERT BRISSETT TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have exercised the two-way player conversion option on forward Oshae Brissett. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brissett, 6-foot-8, 210 pounds, averaged 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 10.2 minutes in four preseason outings with the Raptors.
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Brissett played two collegiate seasons (2017-19) at Syracuse, posting averages of 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 35.7 minutes in 71 career contests. He was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2017-18.
On the international stage, Brissett trained with Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team during the squad’s preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup before withdrawing due to a left knee injury. He also helped Canada earn a silver medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile, averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 27.6 minutes in five games.
The Raptors will tip off their 25th season in the National Basketball Association at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 22 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The team will celebrate their 2019 NBA Championship on opening night with a ring ceremony and banner unveil prior to the game.
Toronto’s roster currently stands at 16 players after the team waived forward Devin Robinson and guards Matt Morgan, Cameron Payne and Isaiah Taylor over the weekend.