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Former WVU F Oscar Tshiebwe Wins 2022 SEC Player of the Year



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On Tuesday morning, the Southeastern Conference announced that Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe won the 2022 SEC Player of the Year award. Tshiebwe played at West Virginia from 2019-2020.

In 31 games for the Wildcats, Tshiebwe averaged 17.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. Tshiebwe shot 60 percent from the field in his first season at Lexington. The 6-foot-9 big man was also named to the All-SEC First Team and the All-SEC Defensive Team.

All-SEC First Team:

JD Notae, Arkansas

Jaylin Williams, Arkansas

Walker Kessler, Auburn

Jabari Smith, Auburn

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

Tari Eason, LSU

Iverson Molinar, Mississippi State

Santiago Vescovi, Tennessee

Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt


All-SEC Defensive Team:

Keon Ellis, Alabama

Jaylin Williams, Arkansas

Walker Kessler, Auburn

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

Zakai Zeigler, Tennessee

Tshiebwe transferred from West Virginia on New Year’s Eve in 2020, on a bad note. WVU head coach Bob Huggins said that Tshiebwe just left in a van after the previous game and went to Kentucky without having any closure. Tshiebwe played 41 games for the Mountaineers, averaging 10.6 points and 8.9 rebounds.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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