Oscar Tshiebwe

Updated as of 6/27/2022, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 255
College: Kentucky
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 11/27/1999

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Summary:

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 as a freshman.

After having a solid freshman season, Tshiebwe had his fair share of struggles, and he ended up transferring out of West Virginia.  Tshiebwe had a terrific season for Kentucky this past year, and he announced his decision to come back to school to play for them next season.  Currently, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.

Links:

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

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