- Oscar Tshiebwe
- Hometown (Last School)
- Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kennedy Catholic)
- November 27, 1999
Sophomore: Transferred to Kentucky midseason … Ineligible to play the rest of the season due to NCAA transfer rules but practiced with the team beginning in February … Appeared in 10 games at West Virginia and averaged 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game … Recorded a pair of double-doubles … Registered 12 points and 15 boards against Northeastern in his final game at West Virginia … Recorded 14 points and nine rebounds vs. top-ranked Gonzaga … Posted 11 points and 16 rebounds against VCU.
2019-20 (at West Virginia)
Freshman: Averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in 31 starts as a freshman … Named to the All-Big 12 Conference Second Team … Unanimous Big 12 All-Freshman Team selection and also made the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team … Selected to the NABC District 8 First Team and the USBWA District II Team … Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team … Also earned Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll and the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll team honors … Led the Mountaineers in scoring and rebounding … Team-high 19 games in double-digit scoring and team-best 10 double-doubles … First in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds per game with 4.1 and second in overall rebounding … Registered 13 double-figure efforts on the boards … Led the nation in offensive rebounding percentage at 19.0% … Earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week three times … Had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a win over No. 4 Baylor to end the regular season … Also posted 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. the top-ranked Bears a month earlier … Double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Iowa State … Also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards vs. Texas at home … 17 rebounds and four blocks in a win over No. 22 Texas Tech … Logged a 17-point, 17-rebound game at No. 3 Kansas … Scored 19 points vs. Youngstown State … Back-to-back double-doubles vs. Nicholls State (15 points and 11 rebounds) and Austin Peay (14 points and 10 boards) … Monster game against Wichita State with 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds … Selected as the MVP of the Cancun Challenge, including a season-high 21 points against Boston … Went for 20 points and 17 rebounds in just his second career game at Pitt.
A McDonald’s All American … Posted a double-double in that game with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes … Also named to the Nike Hoop Summit World Team … Ranked a five-star recruit and a top-25 senior … Led Kennedy Catholic High School to a 27-3 record and a 6A state title as a senior … Averaged 23.2 points per game his senior season … Tallied 1,480 career points … Named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Player of the Year … USA Today Pennsylvania All-State First Team selection … Guided Kennedy Catholic to the Class 1A PIAA state championship as a junior … Scored in double figures in every game during his junior campaign … Averaged 21.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game for his AAU squad the ITPS Wildcats.
Born Nov. 27 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo … Parents are Mbuyi and Kaya Rosalie Tsiebwe … Has five siblings with three brothers, Bevi, Denphin and Debaba, and two sisters, Cenina and Maggie … Major is communication … Chose Kentucky over North Carolina State, Miami and Illinois … Nickname is “Big O” … Has a 7-foot-5 wingspan … Hidden talent is the ability to ride a bike backwards … Lists his parents as his greatest influence … His favorite food is Fufu (Congolese food) … He meditates and listens to music pregame … Favorite movies are the Rush Hour trilogy … Off-the-court hobbies include playing video games and listening to music … Chose No. 34 because Hakeem Olajuwon is his favorite frontcourt player of all-time … Lists Kobe Bryant as his all-time favorite player and Kevin Durant as his favorite current player … Chose Kentucky over NC State, Miami (Fla.) and Illinois and originally considered UK out of high school.