12 - Kelly Oubre

6-7, 205 Small Forward
Kansas Freshman
12/09/95 (27 yrs)
Fort Bend, TX
High School
Findlay Prep
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Kendall Gill/James Young

Strengths: Standing 6’7’’ and possessing a 7’2’’ wingspan, when you think of prototypical size for an NBA wing, Kelly Oubre’s proportions are right in line with what teams are hoping to find … This length, paired with his top notch athletic ability allow him to do some very special things on both sides of the ball … Defensively, he’s really made strides during his freshman season at Kansas … Using his long arms, and quick reflexes, Oubre’s very tough to get past … Only averaging 20.4 mpg, Kelly racks up 1.1 steals and .4 blocks per game, and during Big 12 play, where he’s stepped up his game, he’s inflated those stats to 1.4 spg and .6 bpg … He is also a very good defensive rebounder for a wing (10 rpg per 40 minutes) … Oubre is aggressive on the glass, and does a great job weaving his way deep under the basket, and using his length and hops to catch opponents by surprise … From an offensive standpoint, Oubre’s strengths are his outside shot, and ability to break out for transition hoops … Kelly is shooting .37% from long range, and has a smooth left handed jumper … His athleticism is also key for him performing well on the break … Mid-range game as real potential, as he’s already hitting 41% on 2 point jumpers … He’s also shown some potential getting into the lane and hitting floaters, and a solid, but not striking ball handling foundation … He’s also responded very well to tough coaching by Bill Self … Oubre has risen to the challenge of being pushed, and as a result, he’s seen his playing time and production skyrocket since the beginning of the year …

Weaknesses: Kelly is a thin guy, and although around 200 pounds, he could stand to gain some strength … He’s not really a player who needs to bulk up considerably, but physical maturation, and strength gains will vastly help him in the NBA … Oubre’s shot can appear flat at times, especially when driving … When he’s playing at the next level, his in the lane floater is a shot blocker’s dream … Some more finesse and touch on his shots in the lane will certainly help his cause … Sometimes he can have lapses in focus, and as a result, pick up questionable fouls on defense … A player with very good defensive potential, he still needs to continue to stay keyed in on that side of the ball …

Overall: Oubre’s prototypical size, athletic ability and two way potential give him a lot of appeal to teams picking in the lottery this season … He’s shown more flashes defensively this season, but certainly has the tools to be a very effective offensive wing in the NBA … Kelly has a very good overall foundation, and has shown the ability to improve and respond positively to coaching … This speaks very well for his development, as he is currently a player with great potential, but not necessarily the NBA ready tag …

Notes: Measured 6’6.5 (with shoes) 204 lbs with a 7’2 wingspan and 8’8 standing reach at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit … Measured 6’7 (in shoes) 199 lbs, with a 7’1.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Measured 6’7 (with shoes) 190 lbs with a 7’1 wingspan at the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy …

David Ray 3/10/15

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