Kelly Oubre Jr. is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NFL). He played college basketball for the University of Kansas for a single season.
Kelly Oubre Jr. Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight
Kelly Paul Oubre Jr. was born on 9 December 1995 to parents Kelly Oubre Sr. and Tonya Coleman Oubre. He is accompanied by a brother Gared Washington and a sister Amber Coleman in his family. His father worked three jobs, including selling ads in the Yellow Pages and working overnight at Sam’s Club to raise his family. Later, he became a ninth-grade special education teacher in Texas.
Initially, Oubre attended Edward Hynes Elementary School and later went to George Bush High School in Fort Bend, Texas. He then went to the University of Kansas to play college basketball in 2013. He stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 meters) and weighs 205 lbs (93 kg).
His NBA Career, Stats
Kelly played college basketball for Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball for the 2014–15 season. There, he averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 21.0 minutes per game as per stats.
Kelly Oubre Jr. NBA career stats as of 2019 (Picture: Basketball-Reference)
Oubre was selected by the NBA side Atlanta Hawks with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He played for the Hawks for three seasons until 2018. He was then traded with Austin Rivers to the Phoenix Suns for Trevor Ariza in December 2018. His debut for the Suns marked two days later, scoring 13 points in a 111–103 win over the Boston Celtics.
However, in March 2019, he became out for the rest of the season with a left thumb injury. On 24 February 2020, Oubre suffered a right knee injury during the game against Utah Jazz. He underwent a successful arthroscopic surgery regarding the torn meniscus in his right knee on 3 March 2020.
His Contract & Salary
Kelly signed a 2-year contract with the Phoenix Suns, worth $30,000,000. It includes $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,000,000.
He will earn a base salary of $15,625,000, while carrying a cap hit of $15,625,000 and a dead cap value of $15,625,000 in 2019.
Who Is Kelly Oubre Jr. Girlfriend?
The 23-year-old was rumored to be dating the German-American model and fashion influencer, Jasmine Sanders. Jasmine, also known as Golden Barbie is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie of the year 2019. The duo has reportedly started dating since July 2019.
Kelly Oubre Jr. was rumored to be dating model Jasmine Sanders in 2019 (Picture: The Sports Daily)
However, their relationship was supposed to be ended as Kelly was rumored to be dating new girlfriend Shy in May 2020. According to the reports, James Harden’s girlfriend Shy cheated him with Kelly as they were encountered in Los Angeles.
Previously, Oubre was in a relationship with an Instagram model Makena Spooner LeDuff. The couple started dating back in mid-2017 and ended their relationship in May 2019.
Some Interesting Facts About Kelly Oubre Jr.
- Kelly was twice named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week during his college year during the 2014-15 season.
- He enjoys his spare time on longboarding and video games.
- In September 2019, he filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend Makena for stealing his two dogs.
- His family moved to Richmond, Texas from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.