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NC State is a finalist for West Virginia transfer forward Oscar Tshiebwe

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Former top-50 big man Oscar Tshiebwe left the West Virginia last weekend and plans to enroll at a new school in the second semester. He’s got Zoom meetings set up with both NC State and Miami on Thursday evening, and he’ll meet with Illinois and Kentucky on Friday.

Tshiebwe is a sophomore, and since this season doesn’t count against eligibility, he’ll have three more seasons to play at his new school, if he wants ‘em.

He started 10 games for West Virginia prior to transferring, and was averaging 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. As a freshman, he averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

As you probably gathered from the above, Tshiebwe is an outstanding rebounder. He led the country last season in offensive rebounding percentage, grabbing nearly a fifth of WVU’s misses while he was on the floor. He also ranked 46th in DR%. There’s a lot of value in that aspect of his game alone, and he’s a good interior scorer as well, with a career 54.5 2FG%.

He’ll be a big-time addition for whichever program is fortunate enough to land him.