Former West Virginia big man Oscar Tshiebwe, who was one of the top freshmen in the country last season, announced Sunday he is transferring to Kentucky.
West Virginia had announced on Jan. 1 that Tshiebwe was stepping away from the program for personal reasons after starting all 10 games and averaging 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds this season. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins later said Tshiebwe would not be back with the program.
The burly 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe led West Virginia in scoring (11.2) and rebounding (9.3) as a freshman last season. He was selected to the All-Big 12 second team and was a unanimous selection to the conference All-Freshman team.
Tshiebwe, a 2019 McDonald's All-American and five-star prospect, was recruited by Kentucky out of Kennedy Catholic in Hermitage, Pa.
"I just love Kentucky and I just feel like it's the perfect place for me," Tshiebwe told 247Sports. "I think I am going to get better. I like the way they play and everything."
He will have three years of eligibility remaining, starting next season.
--Field Level Media