Oscar Tshiebwe picks Kentucky in transfer from West Virginia

basketball landed a commitment from transfer on Sunday, just nine days after the Mountaineers announced that the preseason All- selection would be leaving the program due to personal reasons. The 6-foot-9 former McDonald’s averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds as a freshman before seeing his role and productivity decline in the first 10 games this season.

Though Tshiebwe likely will not be eligible until next season at the earliest, landing a proven big man is a big get for the Wildcats, who have become increasingly reliant on transfers to counter-balance their annual influx of talented freshmen. Tshiebwe is not a perimeter or threat or a great rim protector. But he is an elite rebounder and effective post scorer capable of bullying opponents with his physicality.

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