Las Vegas is many things, including showy.
Kelly Oubre Jr. should fit right in.
Selected by the Wizards in the first round of last month's NBA Draft, Oubre's first taste of the professional world is taking place this week at Verizon Center. Thats where the small forward, along with an assortment of fellow rookies and basketball veterans, is practicing and prepping for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League.
The Wizards local mini-camp concludes Thursday, while their summer league opener against the Phoenix Suns tips off Saturday. (6 p.m. ET; Comcast SportsNet)
What can TV viewers and fans inside the Cox Pavilion at UNLV expect from the athletic 6-foot-8 wing?
"I'm just expecting to show out. Show out within the confines of my team. The offense and everything," Oubre said. "Whatever I need to do to help us win is what I'm going to try to do."
The youngest player on Washington's roster by nearly two years, Oubre doesn't turn 20 until December. He's mature enough to understand some of the early differences between the college and pro game.
"It's faster," the 205-pounder said. "The quicker you adjust to it, the slower it gets. It's my job to make sure I stay on top of my game. Make sure I watch film, do the necessary work to make sure I'm up to speed because it's a new level. Bigger players, better players.
"I'm ready for it."
Following the June 25 Draft in Brooklyn and an introductory press conference the following day at Verizon Center, Oubre went back to California where he trained previously.
"It's been non-stop basketball for me. That's my job now. I'm trying to get better. Trying to be the best I can be," he said.
Oubre's early work impressed some of his veteran teammates, including former Iona point guard Scott Machado.
"He's great. He's a good guy," said Machado, who spent last season playing in Estonia. "He plays very hard. He knows the game for a young guy. I like the way he plays."
But what about the coaching staff?
"Apparently they like me. They drafted me," a smiling Oubre said. "I'm blessed to be here. It's my job to put a smile on their face and put money in their pocket too."