Big East school makes move with Oubre

Four-star prospect Kelly Oubre showed off an improved game at the Adidas Invitational.

The state of Texas has absolutely no shortage of top prospects in the 2014 class, and one of the best is Kelly Oubre. The Richmond (Tex.) George Bush standout is running on the AAU circuit now with New Orleans Elite, and at the Adidas Invitational showed off a new and improved game.

Oubre has always been known as a big wing with good athleticism and an excellent ability to defend. Now with New Orleans Elite, Oubre is showing more confidence than ever and more of a desire to produce on the offensive end.

"It has been crazy," said Oubre. "I miss these guys. I played with this team a while ago, and I just feel comfortable. I am starting now and I like the coaching staff here, and I just think this is a better situation for me."

He continued, "My shot has gotten better, and I have been working on everything with my all-around game. My defense is a major focus, and I think that is what makes me as a player."

Recruiting wise, the Texas native says one school is beginning to emerge. Surprisingly that school lies in the Big East.

"UConn has been very consistent," said Oubre. "I like that school. It is a guard school, and I like Jeremy Lamb. He is one of my favorite college players going to the NBA. He is kind of my role model as a basketball player."

While Connecticut has done an excellent job so far, other schools are also firmly in the mix.

"Georgetown, Arizona, LSU, Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, and virtually the whole Big XII are also calling," said Oubre.

The Alabama Crimson Tide play an up tempo style, and Oubre feels that is something that could suit him well.

"They are still very much in the mix," he said of Alabama. "I like their style of play and I think I could fit in at a place like that."

Also the Arizona Wildcats are working to stay in the mix while evaluating Oubre during the month of July.

"They have been sending me letters a lot, and they are a school that I have a high interest in," said Oubre. "I know they are a good program and could help me to where I want to be."

At the moment Oubre doesn't have any kind of timeline for a decision, but the 2014 prospect does know what he is looking for in a school.

"The coaching staff is important," he said. "I want to have a good relationship with them, and then also I want to go to a school with a good track record of graduating their players."

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