Oscar Tshiebwe Hints at Leaving West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) during the game against Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Event Center on Friday.

Morgantown, West Virginia – Early reports out of Morgantown seemed to indicate that fabulous freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe would likely return to the Mountaineers next season for his Sophomore year, but moments ago he posted the following message on Twitter:  “Wish it didn’t end like this, had a lot more to prove.”

Obviously Tshiebwe could be referring to the season coming to an end and this may be a very innocent post about his freshman year ending, or it could mean way, way more.

Although Tshiebwe is not listed on any NBA Mock Drafts for the upcoming 2020 draft, he is currently the #21 pick on the 2021 mock.  Tshiebwe, who nearly averaged a double-double for the season (11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds on 55% from the field), is still very raw as a player but already has the physique to play in the NBA.  In addition, his tremendous upside and incredible knack for getting rebounds will make him appealing to NBA scouts.

Tshiebwe was the highest ranked high school player that the Mountaineers have landed in decades and proved to be one of the most talented interior players in the Big 12 in his first season.  If Tshiebwe returns, the Mountaineers will again have one of the best post combos in the nation and will likely be highly ranked in preseason polls.