Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University confirmed to the media that sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe has decided to leave the West Virginia University basketball program.
Tshiebwe Steps Away from Mountaineer Basketball https://t.co/yzgqyywYQP
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 1, 2021
Head Coach Bob Huggins said the following on the departure: “Oscar has our full support, and we certainly wish him the best during this time.”
Tshiebwe averaged 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds while shooting 52.3% from the field this season, but he hasn’t looked like the Oscar Tshiebwe this season.
Tshiebwe, a All Big 12 Conference Second Team member, led the Mountaineers in scoring (11.2 points) and rebounds (9.3) last season.
Tshiebwe recently scrubbed all mentions of West Virginia from his Instagram and Twitter accounts. All the pictures were removed and he no longer listed himself as a member of the West Virginia basketball team.
Now, it’s official. West Virginia also recently lost big man Isaiah Cottrell for the season due to a torn Achilles’ heel so young players Jalen Bridges and Seny Ndiaye will have to provide more minutes off the bench for the Mountaineers.
As for Tshiebwe, it’s unclear what his intentions are moving forward. Perhaps he enters the transfer portal and moves on to another team, or perhaps he leaves college basketball entirely to focus on professional basketball.
Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for more information on this developing story!