Kelly Oubre Jr. is a six-foot-six small forward who plays for Golden State Warriors in the NBA. He was born on December 9, 1995, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his parents are Tonya Coleman and Kelly Oubre Sr. The NOLA native went down as the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Oubre attended two different high-schools as his family moved to Nevada during his senior year. His talents earned him a massive reputation, and the forward committed to playing for the Kansas Jayhawks upon graduating high school.
Oubre completed just one year with the University of Kansas, but he had already shaped himself to star in the NBA. Hence, the 6’6” forward decided to forgo his remaining years at college after his freshman season in 2015.
He was given plenty of playing time as a rookie, and Oubre didn’t disappoint. He shot 44.4% of his attempted field goals and averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 36 games for the Jayhawks.
Furthermore, Oubre attained a massive achievement in his personal life when he got engaged to Instagram model Shylyn. He proposed to his girlfriend early in December 2020 and posted the happy message on social media afterward.
The Atlanta Hawks spotted Oubre’s talents in the 2015 Draft and they selected him with the 15th overall pick. However, a subsequent trade sent him to Washington, where he played for the Wizards.
He struggled to get game-time in Washington, and his disappointing stint with the Wizards came to an end after 2018. Oubre was then traded to the Phoenix Suns where he began posting impressive numbers.
The forward scored a career-high 39.0 points in February 2020 and displayed stellar performances for the Suns as a starter. Oubre averaged career-highs of 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds during the 2019/20 regular-season and was sent to the Golden State Warriors in a three-team trade.
Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2015)
McDonald’s All-American (2014)
First-team Parade All-American (2014)
Oubre Jr. is undoubtedly an exciting talent, but he is yet to take the leap and establish himself as a one to hold on to. His rebounding skills are effective, plus he carries an efficient shooting arm. Currently, in the 2020-21 season, Oubre Jr. is averaging 12.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game.
Oubre Jr. signed a two-year $30 million contract with the Phoenix Suns in 2019. He has moved to Golden State Now and will see him becoming an unrestricted free-agent upon the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.
Although there isn’t a solid amount on Oubre’s net worth, the NBA star has earned millions through his contracts. When the 2021 season concludes, he would’ve made $38,251,988 through salary.
Oubre signed a multi-year deal with sneaker brand ‘Converse’ in 2018.
Warriors’ Kelly Oubre is a member of the Converse sneaker family, although he can also be seen wearing Nike kicks. The latter controls Converse and hence he is given the flexibility to rock either brand when on court.
His most recent sneakers were the ‘Converse All Star Pro BB’ and Oubre has sported Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes as well.
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