The Celtics wasted no time on Day 1 of free agency this summer, bringing 6-foot-7 forward Oshae Brissett on board.
The 25-year-old Toronto native has four years of NBA experience under his belt, playing previously for the Raptors and Pacers. In Boston, he’ll finally have a chance to experience postseason basketball for the first time.
An athletic, versatile player, Brissett, says he plans to bring “energy and excitement” to TD Garden this season.
Before he hits the parquet floor, let’s get to know him more. Here are Brissett’s Five Facts:
- Brissett has an older brother Dejon, who was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2020 Canadian Football League Draft. The 27-year-old wide receiver won a CFL championship (Grey Cup) last fall with the Toronto Argonauts.
- In the spring of 2022, Brissett made a three-year commitment to play with the Canadian men’s basketball team. So, we may see him at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
- Brissett played in a team-high 67 games for the Pacers in 2021-22 and was the only player on the roster to appear in more than 55 games. To qualify for statistical minimums, a player must play in at least 58 games; therefore, Brissett technically led the Pacers in every category that season.
- Brissett shares a lot in common with fellow Celtics newcomer Dalano Banton. They are both from Toronto. They are both of Jamaican descent. The first NBA team they played for was their hometown Raptors. They are both 6-foot-7. And they are the first two names to show up on Boston’s alphabetical roster.
- Brissett received a glowing review from former Celtic Aaron Nesmith. “Celtics fans are going to love Oshae,” Nesmith said via NBC Sports Boston. “He plays with a lot of energy, a lot of effort, and a lot of hustle. He’s going to do well there.”