John Calipari defends Oscar Tshiebwe after petty remarks by Bob Huggins: UK Wildcats News

If you missed it, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins made some pretty unflattering comments about one of his former players, Oscar Tshiebwe, who left Mountaineer’s midfield last year.

Tshiebwe would eventually join the Kentucky Wildcats as arguably the biggest transfer of the 2020-21 cycle, and it has paid off massively for John Calipari’s program. The 6-foot-9 Congolese forward currently leads the entire Division I in rebounds per game. match, and he’s a big reason Kentucky is a top 15 team that could end up making a deep NCAA tournament run.

So as you can imagine, Huggins is extra salty about losing Tshiebwe and goes so far as to accuse the big man of not being willing to work hard.

Well, Calipari responded to those remarks after Kentucky’s victory over the Ohio Bobcats.

“It’s hard to say he (Tshiebwe) is not working hard. He takes an average of 20 rebounds per game,” said the British head coach. “He works hard. And the biggest thing he can do, and you found out, the kid can shoot too. “

Calipari and Huggins are friends, so the former was not about to rip his friend off in public, which honestly is the kind of maturity Huggins should have had with his thoughts on Tshiebwe.

Oh, and West Virginia lost 82-71 to Marquette. Hopefully Huggins is extra, extra salty tonight.

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