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WVU Players Post Well Wishes for Former Teammate Oscar Tshiebwe

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While some West Virginia fans have been quick to turn on former WVU center Oscar Tshiebwe, calling him a traitor or a quitter, his former WVU teammates appear to show no such sentiment. Sophomore point guard Miles ‘Deuce’ McBride and redshirt-freshman Jalen Bridges took to Twitter yesterday to directly respond to an individual who claimed Tshiebwe quit on the team by deciding to transfer to the University of Kentucky.

In response McBride wrote, “it’s not about the decision it’s about supporting a friend. To me that’s than bigger [sic] anything else”. Bridges sent two tweets the first saying, “relationships formed through basketball don’t end [because] someone makes a decision they feel is their best interest”. The second, “I want the best for him even if he’s not on my team anymore!”.

McBride and Bridges were far from the only Mountaineers to post well wishes for the departed Tshiebwe. On Instagram, several current and former Mountaineers posted positive messages on Tshiebwe’s post announcing his commitment to the Wildcats.

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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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