Morgantown, West Virginia — Earlier today, former West Virginia star forward Oscar Tshiebwe accomplished something that he never thought possible; he graduated from the University of Kentucky.
Tshiebwe, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was the first member of his family to graduate from college. Tshiebwe, 23, averaged 17.4 points and 15.1 rebounds per game for the Wildcats two seasons ago and was named the national player of the year. A few weeks ago, Tshiebwe announced that he was entering the 2023 NBA Draft with the ability to return to Kentucky for one more season if he chooses to.
In his message on his personal Instagram account, Tshiebwe said the following about graduating from Kentucky: “Today, God did something that I never dream of when I was growing up, due to my parent’s financial issues. God did it for me today because all my trust and hope was in him alone.
The Bible says; in Matthew 6:33
Seek first the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Same with you today don’t lose your hope because of your circumstances or anything that you may be going through right now, trust in God alone and you will get there one day
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”
Congratulations to Oscar Tshiebwe on his incredible accomplishment!
Congratulations to former #WVU star Oscar Tshiebwe for being the first person in his family to graduate from college. Huge accomplishment. pic.twitter.com/q67XpgBAQf
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) May 6, 2023