Morgantown, West Virginia – ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla thinks that some shady business has gone down surrounding former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe.
Fraschilla, who was a former head coach at St. John’s, Manhattan and New Mexico, posted a message on social media moments ago, saying, “I liked Oscar Tshiebwe as a kid at West Virginia. I am reasonably sure there was tampering going on but that would just make it a Tuesday in college basketball.”
I liked Oscar Tshiebwe as a kid at @WVUhoops. I am reasonably sure there was tampering going on but that would just make it a Tuesday in college basketball. Simply put, with Derek Culver’s dramatic improvement there was little space inside. Skill level must improve at next stop.
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) January 5, 2021
Since Tshiebwe left Morgantown, there have been constant rumors of him being influenced by corrupt individuals affiliated with the shoe company Adidas. According to reports, Tshiebwe has been convinced that he would have a better chance at a professional career by transferring to another university..namely a school sponsored by Adidas.
It has been confirmed that Tshiebwe has been in Miami since leaving Morgantown and is expected to transfer to play for the Hurricanes in the very near future. Miami, of course, is an Adidas school.
This is not something new in the world of college basketball. The 2017-2018 college basketball pay-for-play scheme rocked the sport. In 2019, three men were convicted to multiple months in prison for attempting to steer high-profile recruits to Adidas-sponsored college basketball programs.
The schools implicated in the scandal were Arizona, Auburn, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Southern California.
Oscar Tshiebwe was a naive, hard-working kid before coming to Morgantown, and it now appears that he’s gotten himself involved with some very shady, corrupt individuals who will only hurt his chances of playing professionally.