The Kentucky Wildcats might have had a disappointing first-year exit in the NCAA Tournament, but they were fortunate enough to have National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe.
The West Virginia transfer, who joined the Wildcats at the halfway point of last season, averaged 17.4 points and 15.2 rebounds per game this season.
On top of his impressive numbers, Tshiebwe made history, having the most rebounds per game in the NCAA since 1980. He was an absolute force in the paint for the Wildcats. His 5.3 offensive boards per game helped the Cats win numerous games.
Tshiebwe’s future is unknown as he could be a late first/early second-round pick, but he may also return for another season. That said, Tshiebwe is now the second Wildcat (Anthony Davis is the other) to win any National Player of the Year award.
Today, he’s set to be Kentucky’s first unanimous National Player of the Year when the John R. Wooden Award is announced.
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Oscar Tshiebwe became the first player ever to play at a D-I school (West Virginia), transfer, and then win AP Player of the Year.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 2, 2022
He is the second Kentucky player and the fourth SEC player to win the award, joining some legendary company. pic.twitter.com/V8JtupCvlt
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