NBPA Spotlight: Kelly Oubre

Versatile wing Kelly Oubre can play all over the floor, and now he is beginning to think about official visits with two schools looking good for trips.

Four-star wing Kelly Oubre has had an excellent spring with Houston Hoops on the AAU circuit. The 6-foot-7 Oubre is one of the most versatile players in the country, and that has been on full display at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Now Oubre is beginning to think of some college visits.

"It is great to be here playing with and against great players," said Oubre. "Every game you have to play your hardest. If you don't come to play somebody is going to make you look foolish. You have to be on top of your game all day."

Schools such as Arizona, Connecticut, Baylor, Louisville, Houston, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas, Memphis, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UCLA, and others have been recruiting Oubre hard for a while, and he is just now beginning to think visits and narrowing down his list.

"No visits have been set up yet," said Oubre. "I plan on taking visits to Louisville and Kansas but that is nothing etched in stone. We are just going to look at the process the best way possible and my dad and I will figure out my top five at the end of the AAU season."

Kansas and Head Coach Bill Self have made a living recruiting the state of Texas, and Oubre says he is impressed with the program.

"They have had great guards in the past and have helped them get to the next level," said Oubre. "Coach Self said he would push me to be the best I can be and that is all I can ask for."

When it comes to Louisville, Rick Pitino and his program have been coming hard at Oubre and the run to the national title has helped them in the recruitment.

"Coach Pitino is a great coach and then obviously they won the championship so they work hard," said Oubre. "I just think they have a great program and the championship is a bonus."

For now Oubre and his dad are taking a close look at every option coming his way, and they take a very refined approach to the process.

"We just breakdown who is at my position and how they use their players, and how the coach would help me get better," explained Oubre. "We just look at where I would fit in at each school and where I would potentially succeed."

Oubre will finish out his high school career at Henderson (Nev) Findlay Prep.

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