Kansas St West Virginia Basketball

In this photo from Feb. 1, West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe is pictured during a game against Kansas State at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility.

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe’s intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee.

“Oscar plans to do this while leaving open his option to return,” Huggins said.

The deadline is June 3 to withdraw from consideration for the draft and return to school.

Tshiebwe started all 31 games as a freshman, leading the Mountaineers in scoring at 11.2 points per game and in rebounding at 9.3.

He was named to the all-Big 12 second team and the league’s all-freshman team.

Tshiebwe is a 2-time All-State selection from Kennedy Catholic High School. He compiled 1,480 career points at KC and at Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va. He was named the Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year during his senior season last year.

As a junior in 2018, he helped Kennedy Catholic win the PIAA Class 1A championship with a 78-36 win over Lourdes Regional. As a senior last year, the Golden Eagles captured the state title in Class 6A with a 64-62 win over Pennridge.

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