Winter 2022 magazine

SS PODCAST: Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe on basketball, hope, trusting in God's plan

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING OSCAR TSHIEBWE

Oscar Tshiebwe was college basketball’s consensus national player of the year last season with the University of Kentucky, winning the John Wooden Award and many others. He averaged 17.4 points and 15.1 rebounds a game in leading Kentucky to 26 wins and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In April 2022, he announced he would return for his senior season with the Wildcats.

Tshiebwe grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and didn’t play basketball until age 14. After moving to the United States in 2015, he quickly developed as a player and in his senior season was named Pennsylvania’s Gatorade Player of the Year. After two seasons with West Virginia, Tshiebwe came to Kentucky in 2021.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Oscar Tshiebwe about how prayer and fasting played a role in his decision to return to Kentucky, and why his goal as a basketball player is to point people to Jesus.

 

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