Want an idea of how long Kelly Oubre (6-7) is? He just blocked Trey Lyles (6-10) dunk attempt from behind with a modest hop @nikehoopsummit
Kansas has a strong and powerful duo in Oubre and Alexander. If they add Turner too, look out
Kelly Oubre had some of the ugliest misses you'll ever see this week from the perimeter, but when the lights came on today he's been money
Kelly Oubre is not Andrew Wiggins but he is going to be really good next year and beyond.
Kelly Oubre is going to be good for a few highlights at Kansas next year. Kawhi Leonard like wingspan. Loves to try and dunk on guys.
Cliff Alexander block leading to a Kelly Oubre finish. Kansas fans seeing their 2014-15 season in a nutshell.
USA's 2014 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Myles Turner has grown full inch since October) -- bit.ly/1sTalw5
In the video below, watch the Top 10 plays from the game and read descriptions of each play provided below:
10. University of Arizona commit Stanley Johnson of Team USA (#13) drives baseline, scores over two defenders and draws the foul.
9. University of North Carolina commit Theo Pinson of Team USA (#9) drives into the paint, draws a foul and scores on the high-arching floater.
8. World Select Team guard Emmanuel Mudiay (#5) of the Democratic Republic of Congo and a Southern Methodist University commit, takes an outlet pass and easily dunks in transition.
7. Tyus Jones of Team USA (#6) pokes the ball away for a steal and his teammate, Justise Winslow (#10), races down court and dunks with two hands at the other end.
6. Cliff Alexander of Team USA (#14) gets a crushing chase-down block on one end and that leads to a fastbreak where his teammate, Kelly Oubre (#8), finishes off the play at the other end with a layup for the score.
5. Cliff Alexander (#14) and Jahlil Okafor (#15) of Team USA combine for a vicious block at one end, and after his teammates miss a couple of easy shots at the other, Cliff Alexander arrives as the trailer, snares the offensive rebound and dunks hard with two hands.
4. As time runs out in the first half, Justise Winslow of Team USA (#10) takes a three point shot from way outside the three point line and connects.
3. World Select Team making the extra pass. Damien Inglis of France (#8) dishes off the ball past two Team USA defenders to Karl Towns Jr. (#15) who dunks it hard for two.
2. Tyus Jones of Team USA (#6) finds a cutting Justise Winslow (#10) on the alley-oop pass for a two-handed jam.
1. Jahlil Okafor of Team USA (#15) takes a pass, spins away from his defender and dunks the ball hard with one hand.
…“A lot of people ask me about Andrew Wiggins, but I don’t pride my game off of trying to be better than who he was,” Oubre said. “I’m not as highly touted as he was coming out of high school.
“He was Andrew Wiggins. I’m Kelly Oubre. I’m my own person. I’m just going to college to be the best player I can be. If the opportunity opens itself at the end of the season and I get to go the NBA, it is what it is.”
For Alexander, the frequent comparison is former Jayhawk Thomas Robinson, another high-motor forward who liked to bully opponents in the paint.
Robinson, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, sent Alexander a message on Twitter and watched part of Saturday’s game from a courtside seat at the Moda Center.
…After rooming together in Portland, the two players say their all-star bond will carry over to KU.
“Me and Cliff are one and two, a package deal pretty much,” Oubre said. “We had been roommates this whole week and we hit it off. We’re like brothers already. If you can form a strong bond with somebody like that, with the caliber of Cliff, that’s something special.”
The goal now is to add a third person to the package. With center Myles Turner, the top uncommitted player in the 2014 class, considering KU and Texas, Oubre and Alexander have done their best to nudge him toward the Jayhawks.
Turner played eight minutes in the Nike game and scored two points before suffering an ankle injury. He tweeted later that the injury wasn’t serious.
“We try to let him get his space, because we know how stressed he is,” said Oubre, who, like Turner, hails from Texas. “We know how it was when we were making our decisions, but we want him to come to Kansas more than anything.
“We have a big man in Landen Lucas and a lot of guys in the post, but Myles Turner, he’s a special player. He can stretch the floor. He can post up. If he gets stronger, he can be unstoppable.”
…Alexander and Oubre are determined to make sure their freshman seasons at Kansas have a different ending.
“I feel like it should have been them cutting down the nets this year, but it didn’t happen that way,” Oubre said. “We can only focus on next year and continue to work. I feel like it won’t happen again. We won’t lose to a team we shouldn’t lose to.”
DraftExpress Hoops Summit Game recap, measurements, more
Weight: 251 lbs.
Height (w/ shoes): 6'8"
Standing Reach: 9'0”
-Cliff Alexander doesn't have elite size for a power forward prospect, but he has good length and outstanding strength for a player still months away from playing in his first college game. As a point of reference on just how strong Alexander is, his measurements match up exceptionally with Ike Diogu who stood 6'8” in shoes with a 7'3.5” wingspan weighing 255 when he entered the draft in 2005.
Weight: 204 lbs.
Height (w/shoes): 6'6.5"
Standing Reach: 8'8”
-Kelly Oubre has length akin to that of Kawhi Leonard, who stood 6'7” in shoes with a 7'3” wingspan coming into the 2011 draft. Leonard had a more mature frame weighing 227 pounds, but Oubre has the same type of unique wingspan.
Weight: 242 lbs.
Height (w/shoes): 6'11.5"
Standing Reach: 9'1.5”
-Standing just a shade under 7-feet tall with shoes on, Myles Turner measures similarly to LaMarcus Aldridge who stood 6'11.25” with a 7'4.75” wingspan weighing 234 pounds back in 2006. Though Turner doesn't move as well as Aldridge, he has NBA size and a frame that has come a long way since he emerged on the recruiting radar. It will be interesting to see how much more weight his frame can carry.
DraftExpress measurement analysis
NBAdraftinsider game recap
"I don't know if it's as good as last year, but it's underrated," one NBA scout said. "I don't think it's that big of a drop off. Last year there were five or seven players like, 'Wow.' There are probably four or five this year, and that's still pretty impressive."
Said another NBA scout: "They have the potential to supersede last year's class."
…"The big fellas like Okafor, Towns and Alexander are pretty good," one NBA scout said. "If they would have been in this year's draft class they would have been as heralded … The talent in bigs here now is just as good as last year."
Said another NBA scout: "There is a lot of size in this year's class, which is certainly a factor. Size with skill."
…One NBA scout said there is a big drop off with this class after Okafor, Mudiay, Towns, Johnson and Alexander. However, another NBA scout said Turner has a chance to be special, too.
"Many of these players are going to play for coaches known for developing talent out of high school," one NBA scout said. "You see more skill in this year's class than the year before. Last year was more raw talent."
F Cliff Alexander, 6-9, Fr., Kansas Stats: N/A Think of a young, healthy Amar'e Stoudemire. Alexander is a beast in the post -- a big, strong and athletic big man who can dominate in the paint.
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Myles Turner hurt his ankle. Hope it's not too bad. Scouts have talked all week about how concerned they are about his body/durability.
Happy to be apart of the redeem team! Role wasnt as big as I expected but we got the W ankle is fine just a mild sprain See yall at the JBC!
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