Oubre Taken No. 15 in the 2015 NBA Draft

Kansas First Round NBA Draft Picks
2015 Kelly Oubre, Jr.
2014 Andrew Wiggins; Joel Embiid
2013 Ben McLemore
2012 Thomas Robinson
2011 Marcus Morris; Markieff Morris
2010 Cole Aldrich; Xavier Henry
2008 Darrell Arthur; Brandon Rush
2007 Julian Wright
2005 Wayne Simien
2003 Nick Collison; Kirk Hinrich
2002 Drew Gooden
1998 Raef LaFrentz; Paul Pierce
1997 Scot Pollard; Jacque Vaughn
1995 Greg Ostertag
1993 Rex Walters
1991 Mark Randall
1988 Danny Manning
1981 Darnell Valentine
1976 Norm Cook
1972 Bud Stallworth
1969 Jo Jo White
1966 Walt Wesley
1961 Wayne Hightower
1958 Wilt Chamberlain
1952 Clyde Lovellette

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., was the overall No. 15 choice of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn Thursday.
This marks the sixth-straight season a Jayhawk has been selected in the first round. Historically, Oubre becomes the 77th player to be drafted in Kansas men’s basketball history and the 19th in the Bill Self-era.
“Whoever winds up getting me, I’m definitely going to give them 110 percent effort,” Oubre told the ESPN audience after hearing he could be traded to the Washington Wizards. “I want to show everybody what I can do and be great someday.”
An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection, Oubre averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds for the Jayhawks in 2014-15. A member of the 2015 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team, the New Orleans native with a 71-inch wingspan, was second on the KU squad with 41 steals and led the Jayhawks in steals 11 times during the season.

“I was hoping he would go in the lottery,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “He went one pick out of the lottery, but he gets the chance to go play for a really good team. Hopefully Paul (Pierce, former Kansas player and current Washington Wizard) will still be there and John Wall, Drew Gooden (former Kansas player), guys like that will still be there to mentor him. That would be really big for him.”
Oubre started 27 games for KU including the last 26 contests, missing only Senior Night as Jayhawk senior Christian Garrett replaced him against West Virginia (3/3).
Named one of 10 finalists for the USBWA Wayman Tisdale Award honoring the top freshman in the country, Oubre was a two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in 2014-15. He recorded three games of 20 or more points, including a career-high 25 points against TCU in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship, March 12, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He also recorded three double-doubles on the season.
Kansas posted a 27-9 overall record in 2014-15 and won its 11th-straight, 15th Big 12 and NCAA-leading 58th overall conference regular-season championship with a 13-5 league record. The Jayhawks had the toughest schedule in the nation and its 10 victories against Associated Press nationally-ranked teams at tip were the most for KU in a season. Kansas faced 16 ranked teams at tip which were four more than the previous high for a season set three times (1994-95, 2002-03 and 2011-12). Included were 2015 Final Four teams Kentucky and Michigan State. 

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