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 commits to the Kansas Jayhawks


After forward Kelly Oubre cancelled his trip to visit the Kentucky Wildcats, it seemed obvious that he would commit to the Kansas Jayhawks.

However, it wasn’t obvious that it would happen this soon.

On Tuesday afternoon, Oubre committed to the Jayhawks.

“When I went on my visit, I bonded with the team and they treated me like family,” Oubre told Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com. “I watched them practice twice and [I like] how hard they go and I like the way Bill Self coaches. He doesn’t hold back; he is all business and gets on them. Off the court, Coach Self is a fun guy to be with.”

Oubre is considered the 10th best overall prospect in the class of 2014.

The 6’7 Oubre is from Richmond, Texas and attends Findlay College Prep. Besides Kentucky, Oubre’s list of suitors consisted of power programs like the Connecticut Huskies, Florida Gators, Georgetown Hoyas and Louisville Cardinals.

This is the second straight year a top prospect has chosen to join Bill Self’s Jayhawks rather than John Calipari’s Wildcats. The #1 prospect in the class of 2013, forward Andrew Wiggins, chose the Jayhawks over the Wildcats, Florida State Seminoles and North Carolina Tar Heels.

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