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Oscar Tshiebwe Commits to West Virginia

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One of Kentucky’s top interior targets will be a Mountaineer.  Oscar Tshiebwe announced on Twitter that he has committed to Bub Huggins and West Virginia.

The No. 22 player in America chose West Virginia over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.  At one time, many believed Coach Cal was in the driver’s seat for Tshiebwe.  Kentucky fought tooth and nail, but could not compete with Oscar’s deep ties to West Virginia.

Bob Huggins was the first to recruit Tshiebwe.  The exchange student also lives with the same family that hosted West Virginia center Sagaba Konate.  The pull from the country roads was too much for Cal to overcome.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

32 Comments for Oscar Tshiebwe Commits to West Virginia



  1. Bigblue7982
    12:53 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Need to get Vernon and wiseman.



    • BigolBlue
      1:43 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Good luck with this.



    • henderblue
      2:05 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      BigolBlue. Troll. If anyone can get both of them out would be Cal. It’s not out of the question



    • 4everUKblue
      2:37 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Bigolblue might really be CodeRedneck



    • henderblue
      3:43 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      I think he definitely has a red tint 4everUKblue



  2. a21CATSfan
    1:04 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Igiehon and Tshiebwe off the board in back to back days. Those were two quality role playing big men, that UK could’ve used. Hope Cal can pull in at least 2 of Wiseman, Carey, Stewart, Hurt, McDaniels. CATS



  3. timtim1960
    1:25 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Swing , Wiff . Ky getting played again with kids stringing cal along . He knew where he was going all along . Stop letting kids play their games . All the effort, all the time nothing .



    • bigbluebanana
      1:47 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Shut up! It’s appalling how awful some of our “fans” can be.



    • henderblue
      2:03 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Not like it’s a huge shock. Well known fact that WVU was leading for him all along. Good luck to the kid. Hope he does well. Except if they play us



    • 4everUKblue
      2:11 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      timtim is a dumdum.



    • jimmer
      3:01 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      4ever: well done. Haha.



  4. RondoTheDonThough
    1:26 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Would rather have the big ol’ white dude. Oscar would’ve been a nightmare here.



  5. Bobbum Man
    1:28 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Interesting these host parents have hosted two kids who both ended up at WVU… wonder what they’re getting out of it



    • bigbluebanana
      1:45 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Ever consider that maybe they’re just WVU fans? If I hosted exchange students for years, you could bet they’d be going to UK! I’d get nothing out of it except for seeing a kid I grew to care for suiting up in Blue! Not everything is a conspiracy theory, this may surprise a lot of folks here, but apparently Kentucky cannot get every player!!!



    • UKLugo
      2:30 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      If a University brings a kid to the US, you better believe they’re going to place him in the home of the biggest U fans they have. Thats how it works.



    • UKLugo
      2:31 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      They get season tickets(at least).



    • Bobbum Man
      4:24 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      @ bigbluebanana… I’m not upset we didn’t get him, seems like a great kid and wish him nothing but the best, but it definitely seems a bit fishy…. also sad u wouldn’t let ur host students choose for themselves not sure why you’d feel the need to force any school on them if u just wanted the best for them



  6. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    1:59 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Kind of thinking UK doesn’t land any of the three Carey, Wiseman, Hurt



  7. World Wide Wes
    2:04 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    I like to gamble… I’d put some cash on UK getting Wiseman and Vernon.



  8. davis2319
    2:15 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    The only thing that bothers me about Cal’s recruiting is how late we get in on some guys. We didn’t talk to Oscar until 2 months ago or so. It’s hard to change a kids heart when he is pretty dead set on where he is going by that point. However, one of the many things I like about Cal’s recruiting is he always has a plan!



  9. UKLugo
    2:28 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Leaves the door open for a Carey/Wiseman frontcourt.



  10. michaelb
    2:30 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Worrying about next seasons players are for the coaches . We have a nice season on our hands – that dictates heavily our newcomers we get .



  11. timtim1960
    2:50 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Carey to Duke . Coach k always gets the # 1 offensive big man every year . I would love to see him at uk .



  12. timtim1960
    4:11 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Tell me I’m wrong about coach k . It’s my opinion like yours . He always gets the number 1 offensive player . J Parker , olafor, Tatum so on . I don’t like it but it is what it is.



    • Bobbum Man
      4:27 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Tatum isn’t a big, Jabari parker isn’t a big… and we all know how well he did with okafor



    • 4everUKblue
      5:41 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      K is paying players, we don’t have a thing called integrity. K can’t even spell integrity.



    • 4everUKblue
      5:42 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      pardon the typo…K is paying players, we don’t, we have a thing called integrity. K can’t even spell integrity.



  13. michaelb
    5:54 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    We’re not gonna get any early commits anymore – because our turnover rate is wayy to unpredictable there fore ppl are only gonna commit after the players we have declare



  14. Kat4Life
    7:18 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    He just looks like a WVU player……never really thought we would sign him. I am beginning to get a bit concerned about next years big men. I hope we can reel in at least one of our remaining 5 star targets



  15. recliner coach
    10:47 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    He can still take the $125,000 in the G League