Tshiebwe to Request NBA Evaluation, Eligible to Return

WOAY – West Virginia men’s basketball has announced that Oscar Tshiebwe will submit paperwork to request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee.

This is typically the first step in an underclassman declaring for the NBA Draft, but head coach Bob Huggins says the possibility of Tshiebwe returning to Morgantown for his sophomore season is still an option. In 2017, Jevon Carter originally submitted paperwork to declare for that year’s draft, but ultimately returned to WVU for his senior season.

Tshiebwe, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds this season for the Mountaineers, starting all 31 games. He was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team and was also named to the league’s Second Team.

Tshiebwe has until April 26 to formally declare for the draft; if he does so, he would have until June 3 to withdraw his name from draft consideration. The 2020 NBA Draft is currently scheduled for June 25, but could change depending on circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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