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Oscar Tshiebwe

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Kentucky
(Congo)
HT: 6-9WT: 252
BORN: 11/27/99YEAR: Sr.WING: 7-4 1/4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Oscar transferred from West Virginia to Kentucky where he had a monster junior season. After testing the draft waters he’s back for his senior year at UK.

He’s a powerful player who combines brute strength and great length with good balance and agility. These traits, along with a high motor, make him one of the most dominant rebounders we’ve ever seen at the college level.

Rebounding and defending in the paint are his calling cards. He’s a quick leaper who is always looking to alter or block shots inside. He’s not the biggest center around but he’s got great length with a 7-4 wingspan. Despite the length and strength he doesn’t project as a high level rim protector at the next level.

At this point he’s still a somewhat limited offensive player who scores mostly on put backs and dunks, along with a few short jumpers. He doesn’t project as a much of a floor spacer at any point in his career.


Comparisons

  • Emeka Okafor
  • Isaiah Stewart lite

Draft Projection

possible second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Centers

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  3. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  4. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  6. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  7. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)