Updated as of 6/28/2023, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
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
Adequate defender that can get steals
Solid shot blocker
Above average athlete
Has great strength
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.
ESPN Draft 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
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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