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Oscar Tshiebwe and Miles McBride Are Anxious to Get to Morgantown

Oscar Tshiebwe and Miles McBride Are Anxious to Get to Morgantown

Oscar Tshiebwe and Miles McBride are coming to Morgantown as one of the most decorated duos in recent years. The Mountaineer fans aren’t the only ones fired up about their arrival. The two can’t wait to get on campus and get to practice.

Recently McBride and Tshiebwe were in town for the Scott Brown Classic at University High in Morgantown. This was the first time these two were able to team up and Mountaineer fans should be happy it won’t be the last. The two combined for 55 points and led their team to a win. Tshiebwe had 35 points and 17 boards while McBride added 20 points.

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What was even more impressive about the duo was what they had to say about getting started at WVU. When asked what he’s looking forward to most, McBride said, “Bob Huggins’ practices.”

As a follow up he was asked why. His answer:

“I hear the treadmill’s a great place to be.”

For Tshiebwe, despite his graduation coming May 7, he plans to get to Morgantown sooner than that.

“I’m taking a couple of days off and coming here,” the Kennedy Catholic star said.

Tshiebwe took notice of how the Mountaineers struggled early in the season before coming on late. He even has a solution for it. Getting to campus sooner.

“It took a while for their younger guys to start learning,” Tshiebwe said. “That’s why I’m trying to get to campus as soon as possible when I graduate so I can start working with everyone. It takes a while to get to know each other and how they play. That’s why they ended up finishing good. I think we’re going to be good next year. That’s why I’m trying to get here soon.

“I’m coming up here to help the team,” Tshiebwe explained. “I’m not going to be a distraction. I’ll stay focused. They played good. They need somebody who brings energy and works hard. That’s me.”

The future Mountaineer McBride had some fun with current Mountaineer Emmitt Matthews Jr.

It looks like these two young men are not only talented on the court, but have the right attitude to go along with it. This kind of mentality was sorely missing with the players that moved along from the program, but it looks like Bob Huggins has a solid core in place and has a team ready to make huge strides in the upcoming season.

Sean is a writer and co-owner at MountaineerSports.com

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