His basketball career may still be heating up, but Kelly Oubre Jr. has already set the world on fire. Strong willed and determined from the beginning, Kelly’s story of tenacity started at age nine, when Mother Nature displaced his family from his hometown to a new town. With the support of the man he “owes everything to,” his father, Kelly learned to overcome adversity and personal tragedy, always working hard to be the best version of himself.
The former #15 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft is now a small forward for the Washington Wizards, with big dreams. When Kelly isn’t competing on the hardwood, he’s exploring dance, playing music, brainstorming businesses, admiring art, or taking pictures. Don’t let his competitive grit fool you; Kelly’s a Renaissance man on a mission. Basketball may be his art now, but he’s aiming to create – both on and off the court.
“Don’t be afraid to be different. Pursue something you feel passionate about. Be as fun, stylish and creative as you want to be. Be confident doing what you want to do.”