Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA West player Kelly Oubre (9) dribbles the ball against Team Canada during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: John Calipari Loses One But Eyes Another

 

On Tuesday, Kelly Oubre made his college decision.  The five-star recruit at the small forward position chose to play at Kansas.  Oubre chose Kansas over a number of schools, most notably Kentucky.  Oubre was sold on the idea of replacing Andrew Wiggins as he is expected to go to the NBA after the 2013-2014 season.  Oubre is the first recruit from the Class of 2014 to commit to Kansas and he tweeted, “Blessed to say that I have committed to Kansas.”

Despite not being able to land Oubre, John Calipari possibly helped his chances with another prospect.  Calipari paid a visit to see 2015 five-star recruit Carlton Bragg in action.  Bragg is a 6’9″ power forward from Cleveland, Ohio.  However, Calipari wasn’t alone on his visit.  Assistants from Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia were also there to get their feet in the door and connect with Bragg.  Bragg’s coach Babe Kwasniak said, “Having Coach Calipari in the gym is a big deal.”  Calipari didn’t offer Bragg a scholarship though.  “I’d be surprised if Kentucky didn’t offer him. Honestly, I think Carlton is going to go wherever he wants to go,” said Kwasniak.

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