Morgantown, West Virginia – Oscar Tshiebwe may not end up in Miami after all. According to Jeff Goodman and Stadium, Tshiebwe is now leaning towards committing to Kentucky.
West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe is leaning towards committing to Kentucky, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 10, 2021
Over the past two days, Tshiebwe has held Zoom meetings with four teams – Miami, NC State, Illinois and Kentucky – and is expected to make his decision tomorrow (Sunday).
Kentucky is off to a slow start this season at 4-6, but easily handled Florida today 76-58. In addition, the team will lose several key players next season, when Tshiebwe is likely be eligible to play.
Kentucky was not thought to be a favorite to land Tshiebwe due to Coach John Calipari’s relationship with Bob Huggins. Huggins and Calipari are close, personal friends, and it didn’t seem like Calipari would take on a player that quit on Huggins in the middle of the season.
However, Kentucky is having a down year and perhaps Calipari feels that Tshiebwe is the type of player that can get the Wildcats back in top. Kentucky was also one of Tshiebwe’s final four schools out of high school, and Tshiebwe and Calipari are very familiar with each other already.
John Calipari is known for putting players in the NBA and that is ultimately where Oscar Tshiebwe wants to go, so Kentucky now looks like the favorite to land him.
The announcement is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for more information on this developing story!