Oscar Tshiebwe is a Congolese basketball player. Tshiebwe currently plays as a center for the University of Kentucky. He played his junior and sophomore years for the West Virginia Mountaineers before transferring to Kentucky in January 2021. He led Kennedy Catholic High School to Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 1A and PIAA 6A championship titles and was named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year.
What is Oscar Tshiebwe Famous For?
- Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year.
Where is Oscar Tshiebwe From?
Oscar Tshiebwe was born on 27 November 1999. His birth place is Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He holds Congolese nationality. His home town is Lubumbashi. He belongs to the African ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. After he started attending Kennedy Catholic High School, Jeff Kollar and his wife took legal guardianship of him. More details about his biological parents, siblings, and early life will be updated here.
Oscar Tshiebwe Career
- Oscar Tshiebwe started playing basketball in 2014.
- He attended a basketball camp led by Congolese National Basketball Association (NBA) player Bismack Biyombo.
- He moved to the United States in November 2015.
- He attended his freshman year at Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia.
- For his junior year, he transferred to Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
- He averaged 21.1 points per game leading his team to Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 1A title.
- He earned Class 1A All-State first-team honors.
- He averaged 23.4 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game in his senior season.
- He led Kennedy Catholic to a 24-3 record and the PIAA Class 6A championship.
- He earned Class 6A All-State first-team honors.
- He was also named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year.
- He averaged 21.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game playing for ITPS Wildcats Select on the Adidas Gauntlet.
- He played in the McDonald’s All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit.
- After graduating from high school, he committed to playing basketball for West Virginia University.
- He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after he scored a double-double with 20 points and 17 rebounds in his second game with the West Virginia Mountaineers.
- He earned MVP honors after scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds against Wichita State to win the Cancun Challenge championship game.
- He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the second time.
- He averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game as a freshman.
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- He was named to the Second Team All-Big 12 and the All-Newcomer Team at the end of the season.
- He averaged 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds points per game as a sophomore.
- He left West Virginia for personal reasons and transferred to the University of Kentucky in January 2021.
- He scored 17 points and 20 rebounds in a 79-71 loss to Duke in his debut Kentucky game.
- He set Rupp Arena record scoring 28 rebounds in the Wildcats 95-60 win over Western Kentucky in December 2021.
Who is Oscar Tshiebwe Girlfriend?
Oscar Tshiebwe is not married. He is a young basketball player looking forward to achieving a successful basketball career. Thus, he is focused on his basketball career. The basketball star will soon be dating a beautiful girl.
How Tall is Oscar Tshiebwe?
Oscar Tshiebwe stands at the height of 2.06 m i.e. 6 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 255 lbs i.e. 116 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. He has curly hair. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Oscar Tshiebwe Net Worth?
Oscar Tshiebwe has yet to start his professional basketball career. He is enjoying his college years at present and doing excellent. He will soon be playing in NBA and land lucrative contract offers. He will receive an outstanding salary. At present, his net worth is estimated below $1 million which will grow in multimillions in the near future.
Did You Know?
- He initially played soccer but switched to basketball because he grew tall.
- Growing up, he used to run on hills and mountains near his hometown.
- Rivals and 247Sports considered him a five-star recruit and ESPN considered him a four-star.
- He considered Miami, North Carolina State, and Illinois before deciding to transfer to Kentucky.
- He wears jersey number 34 at Kentucky.