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Oscar Tshiebwe Has Stepped Away From the WVU Basketball Team

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Sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe has stepped away from the West Virginia basketball team due to personal reasons, WVU announced Friday morning.

“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.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. 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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