Former West Virginia big man Oscar Tshiebwe has completed his separation from the basketball program and the university, officially entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal according to multiple outlets.
West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe has officially entered the transfer portal after stepping away from the program.
Averaged 11/9 as a freshman. Former five-star, McDonald’s All-American. Will be one of the most sought-after transfers in the country if he goes that route.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 5, 2021
WVU announced that the 6-foot-9 sophomore would be stepping away from the basketball team last week due to ‘personal reasons’. WVU coach Bob Huggins was quick to rule out a potential return, however, saying Friday morning that Tshiebwe would ‘absolutely not’ return to the Mountaineers.
Tshiebwe’s official entry into the transfer portal shows that a return to WVU is also not high on the former McDonald’s All-American’s list of possibilities. CaneSport has reported in recent days that Tshiebwe is in Miami, Florida in contact with the University of Miami. Those reports have been confirmed by Bob Greenburg, a radio host in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where Tshiebwe played high school basketball.
A talented big man is in South Florida checking things out as a possible transfer destination. We have the inside story. https://t.co/FBwJjOk4TA
— CaneSport Miami Hurricanes (@CaneSport) January 2, 2021
I have also confirmed that Oscar was indeed in Miami recently. https://t.co/tJ1ZxVdlou
— Bob Greenburg (@BobGreenburg) January 5, 2021
Miami did not originally offer Tshiebwe when he was coming out of Kennedy Catholic High School in 2019, according to the databases of 247Sports and rivals.