Oubre analyzing future

Four-star wing Kelly Oubre is hoping to make some official visits very soon.

For No. 41 ranked prospect in the class of 2014, Kelly Oubre, his junior season is off to a good start. According to his father, Kelly Oubre Sr., the younger Oubre is getting better on the floor and also taking a very analytical look at his recruitment.

Known as a good athlete who is a tenacious defender, Oubre improved his skills over the summer and saw his stock go up in the eyes of college coaches. Now according to his father he is taking things to the next level in his development.

"Kelly is focused on getting his body right," said Oubre Sr. "He is trying to get, bigger, faster, and stronger. He has a daily routine that he does and even on practice days he hits the weight room. Also we will break down tape so I can help him in any way I can."

He continued, "Kelly's awareness is growing and is taking the leadership role and it seems like the team is responding to it. He has the job of bringing along the younger guys as he was brought along. So he is growing as a leader as well as a player."

Recruiting wise there's no shortage of schools coming hard after Oubre.

"We are hearing a lot from Georgetown, a lot from Kansas, a lot from Texas, Ohio State, Connecticut, Marquette, Texas A&M a lot, a whole lot from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas State, UCLA, LSU, Arizona, Arkansas, Virginia, Baylor, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Oregon State, and Oregon is pretty much it at this point."

In terms of visits, Oubre has made a few unofficial visits, and right now the family is in the process of figuring out which schools to see in an official capacity.

"We did the locals for unofficial visits," said Oubre Sr. "We did A&M, Texas, Houston, and we planning to do Baylor. Those are all unofficials. He is in the process of narrowing down the officials he wants to take."

He continued, "Come January he wants to take probably two official visits. That is something he wants to do. At this point he wants to see coaches coach, and how these guys use their twos and threes. He is studying schemes and styles right now. Every coach tells you about their game plan, but you have to see what the coaches do as opposed to what they say."

Playing with both Houston Hoops and New Orleans Elite over the past couple of summers, Oubre has learned a lot from older players, and it is helping him as he goes through his own recruitment.

"He learned so much from Rasheed Sulaimon and L.J. Rose on the process," said Oubre Sr. "He watched how they handled interviews and how they did things on and off the court. They are fulfilling their dreams. Rasheed has always been there for Kelly and Kelly is taking everything in stride and using everything he learned from Rasheed."

Oubre Sr., continued, "I have developed a 10 question list for him to ask coaches. Things that he might like about the program or things he would want to know in detail. For instance the living facilities, a day in the life of a player, and just real world stuff. I always tell the coaches to talk to him about real world stuff that they go through every day. As a potential recruit to a university I want him to know what he is walking into and what guys go through every day."

For now Oubre remains in the process of narrowing everything down and being as thorough as possible. With visits on the horizon some schools will begin to figure out exactly where they stand in his mind.


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