Oscar Tshiebwe nearly made his way to Lexington coming out of high school, but ultimately decided to go to West Virginia.
However, after transferring out of WVU, Tshiebwe said he found his home in Lexington, fulfilling a dream of his.
“West Virginia was a good place, good people, they treated me really nice,” he told Kentucky Sports Radio. “I just feel like I was not at the place God wanted me to be for a long time, but I’m in a good place now. I’m so thankful for being welcomed here, all the coaches, Coach Calipari, the fans, everybody, they really care about us.”
Tshiebwe did an interview with KSR’s Jack Pilgrim talking about growing up in The Congo, moving to the United States, the recruitment process, talking with John Calipari about a UK offer, his battles with James Wiseman and Kofi Cockburn on the AAU circuit, and deciding to come to Kentucky.
It’s a great read, and I feel like Tshiebwe is one of the early leaders for fan favorite on this Kentucky team. His love for the program, motor, and willingness to do whatever is needed for the team will definitely be admirable qualities the fan base will love.
You can (and definitely should) check out the full feature here.
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The Big O is the big attraction at today’s camp pic.twitter.com/ufL6KZLMYR— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 29, 2021
A lot of kids wanting autographs from Oscar.
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