Five-Star big man Oscar Tshiebwe of Kennedy Catholic has committed to WVU. The coveted big man chose the Mountaineers over Kentucky, Illinois and Baylor. He made official visits to each of these colleges.
West Virginia was in on Tshiebwe since the beginning. The Mountaineers were the first program to offer him. They discovered him while visiting former Mountaineer Maciej Bender.
Ever since discovering Tshiebwe, he has been the main target of the 2019 class. During that time the native of Congo has made several visits to the campus and became a fixture in Morgantown.
I have been humbled by all the coaches recruiting me and people wondering where I would attend school. Thank you for everything. Time to go to work, KC Pride and Mountaineer Nation going for Championships. Country roads take me home????❤️️ pic.twitter.com/pNBEZ3r9gx
— Big O (@Oscartshiebw) October 20, 2018
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Tshiebwe is the second signing for the 2019 class. He joins Cincinnati (OH) Archbishop Moeller point guard Miles McBride.
This is the type of recruits Mountaineer fans visioned when Bob Huggins took over the Mountaineer program. A bruiser under the basket that fits the mold of Huggins’ old Cincinnati Bearcat teams.