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Oscar Tshiebwe thankful for time at UK, no timetable on stay or go decision

Oscar Tshiebwe

Another Kentucky basketball season came to a close Sunday when the Wildcats lost to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Kansas State defeated Kentucky 75-69 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in New York next weekend.

The loss means fans have to wait another season to pursue a ninth NCAA Championship, but it brings with it the annual questions everyone wants to know. Who will return? Who will leave?

Oscar Tshiebwe, a two-time consensus All-American and 2022 National Player of the Year is one of six seniors who has a decision to make about their future. Each Kentucky senior has a COVID year of eligibility to use if they choose to do so.

After taking a moment to himself before interviews in the locker room, Tshiebwe was asked about his future plans and what playing at Kentucky the last two years meant to him.

“I don’t know about that,” Tshiebwe said when asked about his future. “Right now I don’t know.”

“I thank God. I thank God,” Tshiebwe said about his experience at Kentucky. “For me to be here for two years, I just give all the glory to God and I’m really appreciative of Kentucky and everybody for the opportunity, and the coaches. I thank God for everything.”

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