Morgantown, West Virginia – When Oscar Tshiebwe decided to leave the West Virginia program that was then-ranked in the top ten and had real national championship aspirations to transfer to Kentucky, you might think that his former teammates would be a bit bitter or angry.
However, the reaction from the current West Virginia players has been all love for Oscar Tshiebwe’s decision.
Starting point guard Miles McBride, who came to West Virginia at the same time as Tshiebwe, said the following in response to a negative fan: “It’s not about the decision, it’s about supporting a friend. To me that’s bigger than anything else.”
It’s not about the decision it’s about supporting a friend. To me that’s than bigger anything else🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/ew8WFVTdlS
— M11es McBride (@deucemcb11) January 11, 2021
Redshirt freshman forward Jalen Bridges shared a similar sentiment about his former teammate, saying, “(I’ve) known O(scar) for 5 years, relationships formed through basketball don’t end because someone makes a decision they feel is in their best interest.”
Known O for 5 years, relationships formed thru basketball don’t end bc someone makes a decision they feel is their best interest. https://t.co/6zm1C05H4a
— jalen (@jalenbridgess) January 11, 2021
Several other West Virginia players took to social media to wish Tshiebwe luck and congratulate him on his decision.
Kedrian Johnson: “Good luck on your new journey (bro).”
Gabe Osabuohien: “My dawg for life.”
Sean McNeil: “All love brodie. Congrats.”
If Tshiebwe’s former teammates can forgive him and wish him well in his future, West Virginia fans should be able to do the same. Best of lucky in Kentucky, Oscar!