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Tshiebwe and McBride Lead High School Teams to State Championships

Both incoming WVU basketball players win State Championships!

Tshiebwe and McBride Lead High School Teams to State Championships

Oscar Tshiebwe and Miles McBride, West Virginia’s incoming Freshman Basketball players, led their teams to State Championship victories last night!

Tshiebwe’s Kennedy Catholic won its 4th consecutive Pennsylvania state championship by beating Pennridge High in double overtime.

Tshiebwe finished with 16 points, 21 rebounds and 3 huge block shots, two of which saved the game for his team.

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Next up for Oscar?  The McDonald’s All-American game on Wednesday, March 27th in Atlanta. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Meanwhile, Miles McBride led his Moeller High team to victory over LeBron James’ former high school, St. Vincent-St. Mary’s by a score of 52-44 in the Ohio State Finals.  Moeller played in its third consecutive state final on Saturday night.  Moeller won its 49th consecutive game and is 84-4 since the 2016-17 season.

“I honestly knew we weren’t going to lose this game,” Moeller senior guard Miles McBride said. “I wasn’t worried one bit.”  McBride, who played in his third consecutive state final, had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists.

The future of WVU basketball is very, very bright.

Brad Smith is a Senior Writer for Mountaineer Sports. Smith is among the most influential sports writers in the state of West Virginia and is a proud West Virginia University Graduate. Smith lives with his beautiful wife and children in Morgantown.

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