Five Star Prospect Kelly Oubre chooses Kansas over Kentucky

Kansas landed a huge recruit for the 2014 season, with the commitment of Kelly Oubre shown above.

Kelly Oubre, a 6’7, 190 lb five star shooting guard from Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, is headed to Kansas. This Texas native made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Oubre had previously narrowed his choice to Kansas and Kentucky.On his Twitter account Monday night, Oubre promised “Big News” would follow sometime Tuesday. recruiting analyst Evan Dainels reported that Oubre will announce his college decision adding, “I think the destination is obvious.” He took an official visit to KU this past weekend, taking in Late Night in the Phog on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. He was set to take an official visit to Kentucky on Oct. 18, but that visit was canceled. "I was up there a couple days. I could see the brotherhood they have. I see how in coach Bill Self's program, they are all for it. They treat everybody like there's nothing bigger than the team, even the guys who are one and done. Nobody is bigger than the program." One of the top selling points was his being targeted to replace freshman Andrew Wiggins on the wing next season. ranks Oubre as the No. 11 overall prospect in the Class of 2014. He’s rated No. 4 in the class by 247Sports.


Oubre has a rangy frame with long arms and overall good length. He is a good athlete with a solid bounce, that can glide to the rim in transition. However, he appears to be more comfortable launching threes from all over the court, specifically the corner three pointer. His stroke is smooth and his release is fairly quick. Oubre also held scholarship offers from Connecticut, Florida, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, UNLV, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Memphis, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and others. Oubre has taken his game to another level. He does whatever his team needs for them to win. These qualities are what made Kansas push as hard as they did to land this highly touted recruit, for the 2014 campaign.

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