College basketball

SYRACUSE — Oshae Brissett will forgo his final two years of eligibility for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team to remain in the NBA draft, announcing his decision Tuesday on social media. The 6-foot-8 forward confirmed his intentions to stay in the June 20 draft.

The native of Mississauga, Ontario, garnered invites to the G-League Elite Camp and the NBA Draft Combine since declaring for the draft soon after SU (20-14 overall) suffered a season-ending loss to Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in March.

Brissett scored 12.4 points per game to go with 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists during his sophomore season, after posting averages of 14.9 points and 8.8 rebounds as a freshman.

Brissett joins former 2018-19 leading scorer, Tyus Battle, as Orange players eligible to be selected in the draft. Elijah Hughes will be the only returning SU player that averaged double figures in scoring last year.

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