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More good vibes with Oscar Tshiebwe, who will host Kentucky for in-home visit

Kentucky is coming on strong in this recruitment.

John Calipari is continuing his recruiting efforts with five-star big man Oscar Tshiebwe, and that will include an in-home visit.

According to Jake Weingarten, Kentucky will meet with Tshiebwe next Monday. This will come a little under two weeks until he takes his official visit to Lexington, which begins on the weekend of Sept. 28.

Not long after this news broke, Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader did a story on Tshiebwe and got opinions from several recruiting experts who think Kentucky will win out here.

Tshiebwe, a 6-9 center, is the No. 22 player and No. 8 center in the class of 2019 on the 247 Sports Composite. Hailing from Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Tshiebwe is currently playing his high school basketball at Kennedy Catholic.

The 2019 big man currently has 10 predictions logged in his crystal ball, all for West Virginia, but Kentucky did get some predictions in a Rivals roundtable, including from national recruiting experts Eric Bossi and Corey Evans.

Tshiebwe has 14 scholarship offers, including Kansas, Ole Miss, Baylor, Clemson, Virginia, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech among others. Kentucky has yet to offer, but the belief is a formal offer will come either next Monday or during his official visit.

Tshiebwe is not overly tall for a center, but he’s got a good frame to play down low and he uses it well. He can also finish with authority at the rim and is as physical of a big man as you’ll find in this class.

While Kentucky badly wants to land James Wiseman, Vernon Carey and/or Matthew Hurt, Tshiebwe has had a big summer that’s putting him in the conversation with that elite class of big man.

Be sure to read Roberts’ full report for more insight into Tshiebwe and what he would bring to Kentucky.

You can check out his highlight reel below.

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