Oscar Tshiebwe

Updated as of 6/28/2023, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 260
College: Kentucky
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 11/27/1999

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 54
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate mid-range shooter
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Great rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals
Solid shot blocker
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 has had a decorated collegiate career, and was one of the best players in college basketball for the past two seasons.

After having a solid freshman season, Tshiebwe had his fair share of struggles as a sophomore, and he ended up transferring out of West Virginia.  Tshiebwe had a terrific season for Kentucky last year, and he also played very well for them this season.  Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2023 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
ESPN’s Article on Tshiebwe Returning to Kentucky

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
1/22/22 Kentucky vs. Auburn
1/29/22 Kentucky vs. Kansas
12/4/22 Kentucky vs. Michigan
5/17/23 Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine
5/18/23 Game 4 of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine

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