John Calipari and Kentucky received a big addition to the Kentucky basketball program Sunday night.
Jon Rothstein reports that Oscar Tshiebwe, a former five-star prospect, announced his commitment to the Kentucky Wildcats after deciding to transfer from West Virginia earlier this week.
Kentucky was considered one of the top two schools for Tshiebwe out of high school before the 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Lubumbashi, Congo, announced his pledge to West Virginia.
Tshiebwe can enroll at Kentucky for the second semester and begin practicing with the team to prepare for the 2021-22 season.
Tshiebwe met virtually with coaches from North Carolina State, Illinois, and Miami before deciding on Kentucky. He was rated the No. 23 overall player in the 2019 class by 247 Sports.
Tshiebwe averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game last season. He averaged 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 19.9 minutes this season before announcing his plan to transfer.
Sources: West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe has officially committed to Kentucky.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 10, 2021