Jul 13, 2013; North Augusta, SC, USA; Houston Hoops player Kelly Oubre (22) reacts during the Nike Peach Jam at the Riverview Park Activities Center. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Kelly Oubre canceling Kentucky trip bodes well for Kansas

Kelly Oubre was planning on visiting the Kentucky Wildcats tomorrow to help make a decision about his commitment, but those plans have officially been canceled and the realm of college hoops is likely to know his decision later today.

A member of the 2014 recruiting class, Oubre is a 6-foot-7 forward that is a very highly sought after recruit. ESPN has him as the tenth best player in the class as Yahoo! has him as the twelfth. For good reason, too. Oubre can score in bunches, has a frame that is still developing and filling out as well as a guy who can play above the rim.

With Oubre backing out from visiting John Calipari, it is now widely expected that he will commit to the Kansas Jayhawks. If that happens to be the case, Bill Self would continue having success on the recruiting trail. Oubre would also be a welcomed replacement for Andrew Wiggins — who most expect to declare for the NBA Draft after just one season.

Do not be shocked if the news is broken on the mean streets of Twitter. With the cancellation of the trip to Kentucky coming as a surprise, I doubt ESPN has enough time to get a reporter to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada (Oubre’s high school).

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