Oscar Chippoy from WVU (Photo by Dell Sparks)
Morgantown, W. – Oscar Chiboy, sophomore WVU striker, has moved away from Mountaineer’s basketball program and will not return to him for personal reasons. This was announced by coach Bob Huggins on Friday morning.
“Oscar has our full support, and we certainly wish him all the best during this time,” said Huggins.
Tshiebwe is in its second season with Mountaineers. He averages 8.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 10 games this season.
Oscar has been one of the most prominent recruits to join the WVU program in recent years, and he appeared on the scene in his new season a year ago. Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kennedy Catholics (PA) HS Grad led mountain climbers in scoring (11.2 points) and rebounds (9.3) as freshmen.
WVU’s front field depth took a hit earlier this week when freshman Isaiah Cottrell lost this season to a ruptured Achilles tendon in a Northeastern match.
Chiboy pulls out one of his best shows this season. He scored 12 points and snatched 15 rebounds against Northeastern.
“I had a good conversation with Coach Huggins,” Chibuy said after Tuesday’s win. He said, “I don’t need to think. Do a play. If you do, then you do. If you missed it, you missed it. Just play and play hard. I don’t think I’ve been playing as hard as the way I’ve always played. ”
Bob Huggins is scheduled to hold a conference call via Zoom at 11:30 and this story will be updated afterward.