Syracuse Orange inks Canadian small forward Oshae Brissett

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse has signed Canadian high school star forward Oshae Brissett to a national letter of intent to play for the Orange next season. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Brissett, of Mississauga, Ontario, played for Athlete Institute Prep this past winter. Brissett, who verbally committed to Syracuse in November, is rated as a three-star recruit in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.

Syracuse hires former hoops star Allen Griffin as assistant

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tabbed former Orange star Allen Griffin as an assistant coach Thursday. Griffin replaces another former Syracuse star, Mike Hopkins, who left last month to take over as head coach at Washington. Griffin played at Syracuse from 1997-2001 and spent one year playing professionally overseas before turning to coaching. He has been an assistant at St.