The University of Kentucky basketball team has emerged as one of the top recruiting options — perhaps even one of the top two options — for five-star wing player Kelly Oubre Jr., his father said in a phone interview last week.
Kelly Oubre 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 UK and Kansas.
The Jayhawks have long been seen as well-positioned with the 6-foot-7 Oubre, and UK 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, Kansas and Kentucky are pretty much on a level playing field. …