Sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe has stepped away from the West Virginia basketball team due to personal reasons, WVU announced Friday morning.
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“Oscar has our full support, and we certainly wish him the best during this time,” WVU coach Bob Huggins said.
Tshiebwe has had a down sophomore season thus far, averaging 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds this season. The Mountaineers are scheduled to play on the road at Oklahoma tomorrow at 4 p.m.
A press conference with Huggins is scheduled for later this morning at 11:30 a.m.