Five-star commitment for KU

Kansas has their big wing target in the fold for 2014, and he fits their key needs.

The Kansas Jayhawks pulled off the biggest coup of the 2013 class when they landed Andrew Wiggins. The Canadian native was the No. 1 player in the class and arguably the best high school prospect in a decade, now the Jayhawks have his replacement with five-star wing Kelly Oubre.

As the No. 11 prospect in the country Oubre is obviously one of the elite prospects in the class. In fact after his showing this past weekend at the USA Basketball training camp it is very possible that Oubre is highly underrated at that spot.

What makes Oubre special is there is truly no place that he struggles, and unlike some kids who are capable of doing everything good but nothing great, Oubre is great at a lot of things. Not only is he an elite and versatile defender, but he has also developed himself into being an outstanding shooter from deep. Add in that he can score going to the rim, and also he is a solid rebounder, and it is easy to see why Oubre is such a sought after player.

At Kansas Oubre will have the opportunity to come in right away and make a huge impact. Wiggins will almost assuredly be a one and done, so he should be able to step in right away and fill that role on the team. While Wayne Selden also can play on the wing, and isn't likely to be a one-and-done prospect, the two complement each other well.

Selden is a big and physical wing who is a bull going to the rim. That isn't exactly Oubre's game. Oubre is more skilled and likes to play more on the wing and attack from the perimeter. Also the two of them are very skilled and versatile defenders who rebound, so they would be able to matchup with almost any set of wings in the country.

Finally Oubre fills a role that Kansas needs, with a ball handler on the wing. Brannen Greene and Andrew White are both extremely talented players, but each player's biggest weakness is their ability to handle the basketball.

Neither Greene nor White is very good against pressure and creating for themselves. That isn't an issue for Oubre, so for teams that want to throw some pressure defense against the Jayhawks, Kansas will now have another weapon to combat that type of thing.

Oubre is Kansas' first commitment, and now he sets the tone for their class in a way that could be epic. The Jayhawks are firmly in the mix for many of the elite prospects in the class, and now they have their start with Oubre.

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