Title: ‘This is where I want to be’: Opportunity with Raptors hits home for Oshae Brissett
Date: October 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Oshae Brissett’s ascendant summer with the Raptors, from a night above Jurassic Park to the brink of a two-way contract.
Home has its advantages.
For Oshae Brissett, home offered a serendipitous flight schedule. Leaving Las Vegas after five games with the Los Angeles Clippers at Summer League, Brissett was on the same flight as a number of members of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff and front office. When the plane landed back in Toronto, Brissett was lined up at customs next to Nick Nurse, offering another opportunity to chat with a key Raptors figure.
As Brissett left the airport, a member of the Raptors front office told him to expect a call in the days that followed. The Raptors already liked Brissett, and four hours of getting to know him on a flight had only served to sell them on Brissett even more. The next day, Brissett’s game of Fortnite was interrupted with a call from his agent, Mike George, telling him the Raptors were offering him a contract.
“It was just weird how everything came together, all of the coincidence,” Brissett said. “It’s just weird. But I’m happy to be here. This is where I want to be.”