Kentucky Basketball star Oscar Tshibwe is not resting comfortably on the team’s bonding journey in the Bahamas this week.
The Democratic Republic of Congo-born player is using this time to take advantage of NIL deals outside the United States. Since he is on a student visa in Kentucky, he cannot appear in any promotional material for zero deals in the US. He is only able to license his name, image and likeness.
So, during his few days in the Bahamas so far, the 22-year-old’s schedule has been packed with shooting ad spots for various companies. He has worked in radio and TV commercials as well as signing autographs on trading cards, as well as completing a few tasks.
During the seven days the team is in the Bahamas this week, Tshibwe is expected to earn around $500,000, which brings their zero total closer to $2.75 million per source. athletic, Coach John Calipari has centered the team’s activities around the star forward’s availability during the tour.
However, Tshiebwe’s borders in the US may soon expire. His agent, Nate Conley, and a startup company called Influxor are working to turn his student visa into the type of visa used by international celebrities.
The forward will enter his senior year at Kentucky for the 2022-23 season after being named SEC Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year last season. He averaged 17.4 points, 15.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals for the Wildcats, but was not satisfied with his NBA prospects at the time of the 2022 draft and realized he could make more money through the NIL in college than in the NBA. This week’s earnings prove so much.