Two full seasons in Lexington and Oscar Tshiebwe has too many accolades to comfortably acknowledge. Now, his 2022-23 trophy case isn't as stocked (yet) as the prior year's case, but I would bet nearly every player across the sport would dream to have the much smaller volume of awards that he's earned this year.
One thing that's certain is it's hard to repeat a consensus NPOY season a second time, so no one expects him to be as perfect as he was last year, but it's still clear that he's one of college basketball's most talented. Without a doubt in my mind, he's a player that will return to campus for a jersey ceremony to watch his number 34 get put into the rafters someday.
This afternoon, the non-machine big man was tabbed in the Second Team selection by AP All-America. He joins Drew Timme, Azuolas Tubelis, Jalen Pickett, and Jaime Jaquez Jr. on that list. The five guys selected ahead of him on the First Team were Zach Edey, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Jalen Wilson, Marcus Sasser, and Brandon Miller.
Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging a stat line of 16.5 points, 13.1 rebounds (1st), and 1.6 assists per game on 56.3% (39th) shooting through 30 games this year.