Oscar Tshiebwe is the National Player of the Year Right Now

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Morgantown, West Virginia – When Oscar Tshiebwe quit on his teammates and coaches last December at West Virginia University, he looked like a shell of his former five star self.  He was out of shape, unproductive and his offensive skills had completely eroded.

Tshiebwe of course decided to transfer to play for the Kentucky Wildcats, where he had to sit out the remainder of last year.  This season, Tshiebwe has been nothing short of spectacular.  

Through Kentucky’s first three games, Tshiebwe’s statistics are other-worldly.  Tshiebwe had 17 points, 20 rebounds and 2 blocks in his first game against Duke, 14 points, 20 rebounds and 3 blocks against Robert Morris and 24 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks last night against Mount St. Mary’s.

Currently, Tshiebwe is averaging 18.3 points, 18.7 rebounds, is shooting 61.5% from the field, and right now, Oscar Tshiebwe is likely the leader as the national player of the year in college basketball.

Tshiebwe is the only SEC player to record 56 rebounds in a 3 game span in the last 25 years.  While many West Virginia fans are disappointed in him leaving the team last season, he’s found incredible success at Kentucky and we wish him nothing but the best.

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Brad Smith, "The Voice of Morgantown", is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost, preeminent authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. Smith, a proud graduate of West Virginia University, resides in Morgantown most of the year, but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives during the winter.