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Oscar Tshiebwe Named Preseason First Team All-American by CBS Sports

Kentucky basketball opens its 2022-23 regular season in 18 days. Start to count how many preseason acknowledgements forward Oscar Tshiebwe earns in that time period. 

Just one day after being voted the SEC Preseason Player of the Year, Tshiebwe has been tabbed as a Preseason First Team All-American by CBS Sports.

Here’s what Matt Norlander wrote about the Kentucky superstar: 

“The reigning National Player of the Year is the central force in Kentucky’s chase for its first national title in more than a decade. Tshiebwe was the first Kentucky player in program history to sweep every major NPOY award, doing so by becoming the first player in more than four decades to average more than 15.0 points and 15.0 rebounds. Tshiebwe’s line: 17.4 points, 15.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks on 60.6% shooting. Winning a national player of the year award in back-to-back seasons is a rarity. If Tshiebwe can do it, he’ll be the first in men’s basketball since Virginia’s Ralph Sampson three-peated in the early ’80s.”


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