Class of 2014 star Kelly Oubre surprised some Tuesday by committing to Kansas after cancelling his planned visit to Big Blue Madness. The five-star prospect had previously said that UK and Kansas were his top two schools.
After the commitment, Oubre’s father had some interesting quotes for the Lawrence Journal-World. In one, he made it clear that he’s no fan of the one-and-done mentality.
“That’s one of the reasons behind choosing Kansas,” Kelly Oubre Sr. told the newspaper. “Coach Self doesn’t kick you out if you are not ready. I don’t care too much for it (one-and-done) because if you look at it over the last couple drafts, the success of the guys one-and-done is few and far between. Every once in a while you find guys who can make it through. I’m more concerned about his education after maybe a two-year stint or three-year stint. How close is he to that degree and having a greater business mind going into the next level, whatever that is? I think the first year in college as well as the pros, maybe two, is a learning curve. That learning curve can be cut considerably if he stayed and developed in college.”
Since coming to UK in 2009, Coach John Calipari has had 10 one-and-done players (11 if you count Enes Kanter). Kansas Coach Bill Self has had two one-and-done players in that span (three if you count Ben McLemore).
Oubre will play his senior season at Findlay Prep in Nevada. Scout.com ranks him as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2014.