On Wednesday, the WPIAL granted eligibility to one of the most talented newcomers the conference has seen in years, Debaba Tshiebwe.
Western Pennsylvania basketball fans should start preparing for another Tshiebwe. 2023 6'5", 220-pound F Debaba Tshiebwe is a physically dominant forward with a non-stop motor. Won Most Improved Camper Award at #MADEAcademy 📈🧬 pic.twitter.com/r8a9fj15ru
— Eric Hampford (@eric_hampford) June 21, 2019
Tshiebwe is a 6-foot-6, 265-pound athlete who plans to play both football and basketball for Central Catholic, after transferring in from Grand River Academy in Ohio.
The brother of former West Virginia and now Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe, Debaba holds a division one offer from Bryant.
According to a report by Triblive.com, the WPIAL decided that Tshiebwe will also be eligible for the playoffs.
“The PIAA postseason rule that makes most transfers sit out the playoffs doesn’t apply to Tshiebwe because he didn’t play high school basketball last season,” said reporter Chris Harlan.