Get to Know Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre Jr. Bio & Career Stats

As the 2023-24 NBA season quickly approaches, the 76ers inked a deal with veteran wing Kelly Oubre Jr. on Tuesday.

Learn more about the newest 76er, an eight-year NBA veteran who entered the league as a 20-year-old back in 2015.

  • Oubre, now 27, grew up in New Orleans before moving to Richmond, Texas, outside of Houston following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
    • He played basketball at George Bush High School in Fort Bend, Texas before spending his senior season at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.
    • Oubre was a five-star recruit who scored 11 points and made the game-sealing free throws in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, which also featured Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns.
  • The 6-7 lefty committed to the University of Kansas for the 2014-15 college season.
    • New 76ers teammate Joel Embiid, as well as Andrew Wiggins, left Kansas for the NBA prior to the season.
    • Oubre played in all 36 games (27 starts) for the eventual Big 12 regular season champions, who went 27-9 overall and 13-5 in the conference.
    • An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Newcomer Team selection, the freshman averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 21.0 minutes per game in his lone season as a Jayhawk.
  • In 527 career NBA games (202 starts) with Washington, Phoenix, Golden State, and Charlotte, Oubre holds averages of 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.0 steals in 25.8 minutes per game.
    • Since his first two seasons, Oubre has averaged double figures scoring each year since 2017.
  • Oubre arrives in Philadelphia after posting a career-high 20.3 points per game with the Charlotte Hornets last season.
    • Oubre poured in a season-high 34 points, including five 3-pointers, on Nov. 18 in Cleveland. Four days prior, he swiped a career-high six steals in a win over the Magic in Orlando.
    • He missed 34 games due to left hand and right shoulder injuries, but scored at least 25 points on 14 occasions.
  • During the 2021-22 NBA season, Oubre connected on a career-high 10 3-pointers (10-15 3fg) en route to a 39-point outing off the Hornets’ bench in a win over the Indiana Pacers in late January. The performance marked the fourth player in NBA history to record double-digit 3-pointers in a game as a reserve.
    • Earlier that month, he became just the fifth player in NBA history to make eight 3-pointers in a single quarter with his eruption in the final period against Detroit, and his 24 points in the fourth quarter tied a Hornets franchise record for any quarter.
  • Overall that year – his most recent full season (2021-22) – Oubre set career-highs in 3-pointers made (2.5) and attempted (7.3) per game, shot a career-best 57.8 percent from inside the arc, and was one of only 11 players in the NBA with multiple games of at least four 3-pointers and four steals.
  • Oubre has walked at Fashion Week in Paris and New York, and is a multi-time First Team “All-LeagueFits” selection by SLAM.