Oscar Tshiebwe Named SEC Player of the Year

The legacy-stamping, big-time awards are starting to come in for Kentucky star, Oscar Tshiebwe. He's been listed for dozens of preseason and mid-year awards and honoree mentions, but as the season is wrapping up heading into postseason play, players are starting to get their recognition for what they've done all season long.


Tuesday afternoon the SEC released their season awards throughout the conference, and "Big O" brought home the conference's Player of the Year award.

It was a no-brainer for the league to give him the award. After his first complete season in Lexington, he averaged 17.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 assists per game. He's also shooting 60.6% from the field making over 130 shots for the Wildcats in just 31 games. Complete domination in nearly every game he's suited up for, as well as, tearing up the Southeastern Conference for eighteen straight games.


After winning the award, Oscar took to social media to show his appreciation for being named the SEC Player of the Year.

He simply put, "All glory to God." As he has all season long. He's given God credit for all of his success and it just further shows how selfless of a human being he is on and off the court.


Oscar was also named to the All-SEC First Team for his highly-touted performance's on a nightly basis this year. Winning two of the most prestigious conference awards a player can win in a single season, he decided to go for the full package and came home with a SEC All-Defensive Team award as well. His numbers took his name all across the boards this afternoon and my biggest takeaway from it all is that I'm just glad he's on our side.


Moving forward, it seems that step one of the major season awards has been completed. What's up next for his trophy case? The National Player of the Year award... That'll come hopefully after Kentucky's exciting postseason run that's about to take place.

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