Last year I drove up to Syracuse to watch their practice and to get a sense of the team going into the season. I instantly realized the potential of O'Shae Brissett. The first thing that catches your eye is his physique. I talked to a few of the coaches and they said he really committed to the weight room and the program. In addition to physique, his length is impressive (7ft wingspan). His athleticism, length, and body instantly make him an intriguing prospect. He logged 1411 minutes last season, 38.14 minutes per game, ranking top 5 in the country. After past injuries he's proven he can be durable and withstain the grind of a long season.
On the offensive end he's a capable 3PT shooter from the standstill. He shot 33% last season (55-166) from three, which was unexpected going into the season. He has a fluid release on his jumper and good lift but he can be streaky. According to Synergy he produced 0.919 PPP (Point Per Possession) as a Spot Up shooter, scoring 205 points on 223 possessions.
He has the ability to take and score through contact. He got to the foul line 221 times and connected on 174 which was top 30 in the country (4.7 attempts per game).
He struggles creating his own shot off the dribble, but manages to find contact. He catches well from the high post/elbow area and is effective as a straight line drive. He has minimum wiggle in his game and can be charge prone.
O'Shae can take his game to another level by catching high and kicking to open teammates after drawing defenders, but still seems one dimensional after the catch. He often dribbles into traffic and forces up shot attempts. He's bailed out by fouls, but needs to adjust in order to be more effective. Defensively, he tends to gamble and uses his hands often instead of sliding his feet. 99% of the time Cuse plays zone therefore I try to evaluate him in small spaces and potential closeout possessions. I try to get a sense of his ability to guard smaller players and bigs on the backside, which depends on the opponents offense counter against the zone. He moves well within the zone and often recovers on the weak side, but sometimes gets caught off balance closing out.
Per Min of Production: 0.41
Points Per Possession: 0.87
True Shooting Percentage: 49%
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