Former Kansas Jayhawk Kelly Oubre Jr. had his first workout of the pre-draft process on Thursday with the Charlotte Hornets, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The 6-foot-7 forward, who averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in his one year in college, is the 12th-ranked player on ESPN Insider Chad Ford's most recent Big Board. Ford has Oubre going 14th overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder in his most recent mock draft, while ESPN's Jeff Goodman has Oubre coming off the board at No. 10 overall to the Miami Heat.
The Hornets hold the ninth pick in the first round.
- "Oubre turned pro after one up-and-down season with the Jayhawks. Promoted as Andrew Wiggins’ replacement, the 6-7 Oubre had modest statistics his one college season: 9.3 points per game and five rebounds per game. He shot 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from the 3-point line. Despite that, he made himself available for the June 25 NBA draft. Thursday he worked out for the Charlotte Hornets, his first NBA audition. Oubre, 19, expressed confidence Thursday that, despite his limited experience, he did the right thing going to the NBA. 'I feel 100 percent strong going into this, and I know I’m going to make a great career out of it,' Oubre said. 'I have a lot of learning to do, and I’m willing to focus on basketball solely and dedicate myself to the game.'"