Kentucky a top contender for another elite player with great hair, Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre - photo by Geoff Burke | USA TODAY Sports
Kelly Oubre – photo by Geoff Burke | USA TODAY Sports

The University of basketball team has emerged as one of the top options — perhaps even one of the top two options — for five-star wing player Jr., his father said in a phone interview last week.

Sr. said his son — the nation’s No. 4 prospect according to 247Sports.com — doesn’t have a leader in his recruitment but mentioned that he’s in regular contact recently with the head coaches only at and Kansas.

The Jayhawks have long been seen as well-positioned with the 6-foot-7 Oubre, and has been heavily involved since making a scholarship offer in July.

“It’s all about fit, all about vision for my son, also about him having a chance to display his talents, and I hold those schools in high regard,” he said. “I deal directly with them. At this point, and are pretty much on a level playing field. …

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