MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–The West Virginia basketball program got some good news on Saturday after Hermitage (Pa.) Kennedy Catholic five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe committed.
The five-star recruit chose the Mountaineers over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois. He visited WVU on the weekend of Oct. 5.
Bob Huggins has been after Tshiebwe since the summer of 2016. He is ranked No. 32 nationally by ESPN.
“They have been on me for the longest time and just for me, I just felt the best there and that they could make me the best I can be,” Tshiebwe said in an interview with Rivals.com. “I feel like I am the most comfortable around Coach Huggins compared to any of the coaches that were recruiting me. He said that he is going to treat me like his son and push me every day. He has always said that I was his only guy that he wanted and that I was his priority.”
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Tshiebwe attends the same school as current Mountaineer star Sagaba Konate. He is one of the top rebounders in the country.
While playing for the ITPS Wildcats grassroots program on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, he averaged 21.3 points and 11.7 rebounds.
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