Oscar Tshiebwe is on campus but still not practicing with Kentucky’s team… yet.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 2, 2021
The WVU transfer arrived in Lexington on Monday as ESPN’s top-ranked transfer player in college basketball, and will join the team in practice for the remainder of this current season once he clears all of the necessary obstacles.
“He’s not on the court with us yet,” Calipari told his call-in show listeners in an update on his new player Thursday night. “He has to go through all of the testing and all of the medical stuff, but he’s in there everyday and he said, ‘Coach, I can’t wait to join the team.'”
“He knows his job this year is, how do I help this team, what do I do to bring something out of this group, to let them battle against him. We just have to get him on the court to help us.”
Calipari said he wrapped his arms around the 260-poind Tshiebwe and thought, “whoa, this kid is thrown together.”
Olivier Sarr, Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware will see how thrown together Tshiebwe really is when he starts beating them up in practice in the very near future.