Oscar Tshiebwe On Board In WVU Hoops Class of 2019

Oscar Tshiebwe On Board In WVU Hoops Class of 2019


West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Oscar Tshiebwe (pronounced SHOO-BWAY) has signed a national letter of intent for the 2019-20 academic year.

Tshiebwe, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, is ranked as a 5-star recruit and Top 25 senior by numerous scouting services. He has a 7-foot-5 wingspan.

“Oscar gives us a force inside,” Huggins said. “He is one of the elite high school rebounders in the country, and his body will enable him to rebound at the collegiate level. Oscar is a very hard worker who continues to work at his game, and he will become an elite scorer.”

Tshiebwe currently attends Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, playing for coach Rick Mancino. WVU junior forward Sagaba Konate also attended Kennedy Catholic High.

Previously, he attended Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia, for two years and Institut Majikazo in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tshiebwe helped key Kennedy High to the Class 1A PIAA state championship last season. In the finals, he posted 24 points to go with 19 rebounds in the win over Shamokin Lourdes.

He was named First Team All-State by the Pennsylvania’s sports writers. He reached double figures in every game, scoring 523 points for the season.

Tshiebwe played AAU basketball for the ITPS Wildcats, averaging 21.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 61 percent from the floor.

He chose West Virginia over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.

Tshiebwe is the second recruit to sign with West Virginia during the November signing period. Last week, Huggins announced the signing of 6-foot-2 guard Miles McBride from Cincinnati (Moeller HS).

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    Oscar Tshiebwe On Board In WVU Hoops Class of 2019 West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Oscar Tshiebwe (pron
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    JAL

    Seems pretty big to get a player who had an offer from Kentucky. Should be a great addition next season even if Konate stays for his senior season.

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    No way Konate is staying.

    Oscar has a ton of talent, and his improvement arc since coming to the US has been impressive. If he can maintain that trajectory, he could be outstanding.

    I almost said “Huggins best recruit at WVU”, but we’ve gotta evaluate that on performance in college, not stars from ranking services. And in that much more meaningful measurement, it’s JC by a mile.

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    Wonder what Sags will do if he is still rated as a mid 2nd rounder after this season? Stay or play overseas?

    #75141

    His lingering knee problem may be a factor too. Could convince him to not take any more chances before he starts making money.

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    Sags will make his money. Just depends on when and how he looks to the scouts this year. He has a long way to go to be a true 4 at the next level.

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