34 - Oscar Tshiebwe

6-9, 260 Power Forward/Center
Kentucky Sophomore
11/27/99 (21.2 yrs)
Hermitage, PA
High School
Kennedy Catholic
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
88 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Trevor Booker

Strengths: 6’8.5 athletic big man … Great length with a 7’4.25 wingspan and 9’1 standing reach … Good athlete. Gets off the ground quickly and finishes plays above the rim. Good energy and consistent motor. Runs the floor well and stays active on both ends. Finishes well in transition and in the half-court as he doesn’t need a gather before taking off … Stays alert and has good hands. Good potential in the pick & roll … Good strength and aggression, likes to bang underneath, and embraces contact … Finished eighth in scoring over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018 with 21.3 points per game while shooting 60.8% FG%. Averaged 9.9 points per game while shooting 63.5% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Averaged 9.8 points per game while shooting a fourth best 60% FG% at adidas Nations in 2017 … Good tools and rotates well defensively. Can hedge on the perimeter fairly well. Good instincts and timing as a help defender and shot blocker. Finished second on the adidas Gauntlet with 2.4 blocks per game in 2018. Averaged 1.2 steals per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018 … Great rebounder on both ends and secures nearly everything within reach. Led the adidas Gauntlet with 11.7 rebounds per game in 2018, with 6.1 coming on offense and led the league with a total of 61 offensive rebounds, blowing away second place who recorded 34, showing great timing. Led the NBPA Top 100 in rebounds with 10.4 per game in 2018. Averaged 6.8 rebounds per game at adidas Nations in 2017 with a fourth best 3.6 coming on offense … Passes well out of the post, gets rid of the ball and finds the open man quickly. Knows where the pass is going before he catches it. Doesn’t duck and force his way to the basket or throw up off-balanced/contested shots … Limits his turnovers well, unlike most big men or prospects in general of his caliber and age. Only averaged 0.4 turnovers per game (nine games) at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 and 0.6 per game (five games) at adidas Nations in 2017 …

Weaknesses: Limited scoring range with the majority of his points coming in the paint. Shows a good spin, flashes some moves and finesse touch in the paint occasionally but doesn’t have much of an offensive game in the low post. Can improve finishing at different angles … Isn’t heavily involved with the offense at this stage and gets most of his points off hustle plays; running the floor, converting put backs, simple catch and finishes, etc. Doesn’t score a lot if it isn’t a dunk. Spends a lot of offensive plays just sitting in the post … Solid shooting mechanics but lacks some fluidity in his upper body. Has been up and down as a free throw shooter. Shot 63.5% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018 … Older for his class, will turn 20 in November of his freshman year of college …

Outlook: Incoming West Virginia freshman … Scored 12 points (5-7 FG) and grabbed ten rebounds (four offensive) in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Played in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … 2019 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year …

Evan Tomes 8/17/19