Tshiebwe Named One of the ESPN Top 25 Players in the Country

Oscar Tshiebwe, the sensational Freshman Forward for the West Virginia Mountaineers, has been named to ESPN’s Top 25 college basketball players through two months of the 2019-2020 season.

Tshiebwe, who averages 11.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while shooting 59.8% from the field, is the 19th best player in the nation, according to the ESPN.com article.

“To say that Tshiebwe is a player of extremes is putting it mildly.  On one hand, he committed four fouls in eight minutes and scored zero points against Ohio State.  On the other, the 6-foot-9 freshman snagged 17 rebounds in just 25 minutes to go along with four blocks in West Virginia’s 12-point victory at home over Texas Tech last weekend.

With both Tshiebwe and Derek Culver, it’s telling to ponder what each player’s rebound percentages might look like alongside a more normal teammate.  The Mountaineers are going to be a handful for any Big 12 opponent, and no sentient basketball fan will want to miss Tshiebwe and Culver taking on Gillespie and Vital when WVU and Baylor collide next month.”

Udoka Azubuike of Kansas (#5) and Freddie Gillespie from Baylor (#12) are the only other two players in the Big 12 to make the list.