Jayhawks score top recruit

Jawhawks score top recruit


    Bill Self landed another top prospect this week when Kelly Oubre, a 6 foot 7 swingman out of national power Findlay Prep in Nevada committed to the Jayhawks. Before attending Findlay Prep Oubre was a basketball standout at Bush High in Texas.
    The faithful in Lawrence should be excited. Oubre is a highly touted prospect for good reason, and he has the potential to make a big impact for the Jayhawks. In addition to outstanding size and athleticism, he has the ability to knock down the three point shot as well. The left-handed Oubre has the ability to finish at the rim as well as get to the foul line.
    Without question, Oubre has the ability to be a major contributor on the floor as a true freshman because he is extremely versatile. Oubre's style in reminiscent of former All Big 12 player Michael Beasley, now a forward with the Miami Heat. Besides both being left handed, Oubre can shoot from the outside much like Beasley.  Oubre doesn't shy away from contact and is great at using the baseline and getting to the charity stripe. One major difference between the two will be the reception received at Jayhawk home games, seeing as how Kansas fans didn't take much of a liking to Kansas State's Beasley.
    Bill Self continues to land highly touted prospects. Although Oubre is a year younger, there are many Kansas fans who are already envisioning a front court of Kelly Oubre and Andrew Wiggins, the number one prospect in the country for 2013. The prospect of that is enough to keep the other coaches in the Big 12 up at night.
    Kansas won the Big 12 last year, and is expected to finish near the top of the standings this year as well. After making a good run in the tournament, they eventually lost a heartbreaker to National runner up Michigan in a game that many thought was the best of the tournament. If Bill Self is able to continue to recruit this well and land players of Oubre's status its not a stretch to believe that another championship banner will be lifted into the rafters at the Allen Fieldhouse.
    Oubre chooses Kansas over offers from Kentucky, Uconn, UNLV, Florida, and others.