June 24, 2024

Kentucky Wildcats legend Oscar Tshiebwe is lastly getting his shot within the NBA.

After placing up historic numbers within the G-League, Tshiebwe might be referred to as as much as the Indiana Pacers energetic roster for Thursday’s recreation vs. the Miami Warmth.

Head coach Rick Carlisle made the announcement Wednesday by way of Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star. Tshiebwe is filling the void left by ahead Jalen Smith, who’s now sidelined with a knee bruise.

In six video games with the G-League’s Mad Ants, Tshiebwe has averaged 19.2 factors (59.2% capturing), 18.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.8 steals throughout 29.4 minutes per recreation.

Tshiebwe will get to play alongside fellow former Wildcats ahead Isaiah Jackson, who’s averaging 5.1 factors (51.6% capturing), 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 0.9 assists in 14 minutes per contest.

As for the Warmth, additionally they have a number of former Wildcats in Bam Adebayo (23.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg) and Tyler Herro (22.9 ppg and 4.6 apg), although the latter remains to be out for a bit as a consequence of an ankle harm.

Time for Huge O to show he could make it within the NBA.

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