Oscar Tshiebwe becomes UK’s first two-time All-America since Tayshaun Prince
Oscar Tshiebwe continues to join elite company in Kentucky men’s basketball, and this week, it’s company with Tayshaun Prince.
Tshiebwe was named to The Sporting News’ All-America Third Team on Tuesday, and that means he’s the Cats’ first two-time All-America since Prince in 2001 and 2002.
Tshiebwe led the Wildcats in scoring (16.4) and rebounds (13.1) for the second straight season. He is the only player in the country averaging at least 15.0 points, 10.0 rebound, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
The Sporting News is one of the 4 “major” NCAA-recognized All-America teams that the NCAA uses for its consensus All-America teams. The other three are the Associated Press, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Tshiebwe is leading the country for the second straight year with 13.1 rebounds per contest to go along with a team-best 16.4 points per game. In his SEC-high 18 double doubles, the senior has made 6 20-point, 15-rebound contests this season after he had 7 a season ago.
He has 13 of the 55 such contests by SEC players in the last 10 seasons.
Big O – Third Team All-America by The Sporting News#OscarWorthy x @Oscartshiebwe34 pic.twitter.com/3iughDPNen
— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 7, 2023
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