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Oscar Tshiebwe Enters NBA Draft, Retains Eligibility

Cody Nespor

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West Virginia’s freshman star, big man Oscar Tshiebwe, has entered his name for the 2020 NBA draft, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

Tshiebwe submitting his name to the draft means that he can be evaluated and scouted as a possible draft prospect. Unless Tshiebwe signs with an agent, he will be able to return to WVU for his remaining three years of eligibility.

The date for prospects to enter their names into the draft is 60 days prior to the day of the draft. The 2020 NBA draft is scheduled for June 25, meaning the deadline for early entry is April 26.

Tshiebwe can stay in consideration for the draft and retain college eligibility until June 15, the final day for early entrants to withdraw from the draft.

So far, Tshiebwe is the only Mountaineer underclassmen to submit his name to the draft. WVU outgoing senior Jermaine Haley announced last month that he will also be submitting his name.

Other Big 12 underclassmen who have submitted their names include Kansas State’s Cartier Diarra, Baylor’s MaCio Teague, and Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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