Oscar Tshiebwe

Updated as of 1/16/2022, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 245
College: Kentucky
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
Birthdate: 11/27/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Strong finisher around the basket
Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Great rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals and blocks
Above average athlete
Has great strength
Solid motor


Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can tend to have lapses defensively
Not an elite shot blocker
Not an elite athlete
A bit undersized to play inside


Oscar Tshiebwe is a tough, bruising big man that can score and rebound in the paint. He had recently participated in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American game, and he is a productive player that notched 20 points and 17 rebounds in a win over Pittsburgh, and he also scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in his team’s win over Wichita State.  However, he doesn’t have great foot speed, nor block many shots, and he can tend to struggle against longer, more athletic players.

After having a solid freshman season, Tshiebwe had his fair share of struggles, and he ended up transferring out of West Virginia.  So far, Tshiebwe.  Right now, he is having a very good season for Kentucky this year.  Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2022 draft.


RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Tshiebwe Returning to West Virginia
ESPN’s Article on Tshiebwe Transferring to Kentucky
A Sea of Blue’s Article on Tshiebwe

Games Scouted:

2/5/20 West Virginia vs. Iowa State
11/9/21 Kentucky vs. Duke
12/11/21 Kentucky vs. Notre Dame
1/15/22 Kentucky vs. Tennessee

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