Oubre as huge season

Things went well for Kelly Oubre this high school season, and he continues to pull in major attention on the recruiting trail.

Four-star guard Kelly Oubre had a very strong year during the high school season. Putting up huge numbers in the city of Houston is no easy task, but Oubre found a way and continues to have big time interest on the recruiting trail.

Known as one of the best defensive players in the country, Oubre showed off his skills on the offensive end in a big way this year as well. Oubre's father, Kelly Oubre Sr, says that his son's junior season went very well.

"He averaged 25.5 points and led the city of Houston in scoring," said Oubre Sr. "Overall he averaged around a double-double for the year with about 12 rebounds. They got knocked out in the third round of the playoffs. He had some good matchups with the Harrison twins, and it was a very strong productive year."

In terms of recruiting, Oubre Sr. says that a lot of schools are making their way out to see him, and many remain in very close contact.

"We are talking to coaches like John Thompson (Georgetown), Kevin Ollie (Connecticut), Johnny Jones (LSU), Anthony Grant (Alabama), Billy Donovan (Florida), Thad Matta (Ohio State), Bruce Weber (Kansas State), also schools like Oklahoma State and Kansas as well as the local schools like Texas A&M, Houston, and Baylor," noted Oubre Sr.

Initially the plan was to make visits during the season and try to narrow things down, but instead Oubre decided he wanted to slow that down a little bit and focus on winning.

"He really wasn't able to get out," said Oubre Sr. "He told me he wanted to concentrate on school ball, and looking at the strength of their schedule he knew he had to focus on that."

Since he focused on the high school season, Oubre didn't have a chance to narrow his list down, but according to his father there is a plan for how to do that.

"Right now he just wants to study styles of play," said Oubre Sr. "We are getting a lot of phone calls from a lot of coaches and he is looking forward to the summer."

He continued, "When things get going on the recruiting trail again that is when he will begin to narrow things down to about five favorites, and the visits will come in time."

Oubre plans to run with the Houston Hoops this spring, and should be a part of one of the top travel teams in the country.


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