Jul 122015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

Everyone who’s seen UK signee Skal Labissiere play basketball knows he has plenty of talent.

Former NBA superstar Penny Hardaway — Labissiere’s former AAU coach — says Coach John Calipari and the Wildcats are getting an all-around good kid, too.

“He’s a great teammate,” Hardaway told the Herald-Leader. “You want good kids. You don’t want kids who will be on the bench bickering. Whatever Cal says, he’s going to do. And he’s going to do it with a smile on his face. And he’s going to work harder than anybody there.”

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May 052015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK signee Skal Labissiere earned the No. 1 spot in Scout.com’s final class of 2015 player rankings, which were released Tuesday.

Labissiere — a 7-footer from Haiti — jumped up from No. 3 after a spectacular showing on the post-season all-star circuit last month. He was not allowed to play for his Memphis high school this past season because of Tennessee transfer rules.

Scout.com director of recruiting Evan Daniels wrote Tuesday that Labissiere has proven himself to be “the best long-term prospect” in the class of 2015.

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Skal Labissiere earns No. 1 ranking from Rivals.com

 Posted by at 2:20 PM on April 22, 2015  Comments Off on Skal Labissiere earns No. 1 ranking from Rivals.com
Apr 222015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK signee Skal Labissiere has been named the No. 1 overall recruit in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, which posted its final rankings Wednesday.

Labissiere — a 7-footer from Haiti now living in the Memphis area — wowed scouts and recruiting analysts during the recent all-star circuit with his versatile and ever-evolving game. He signed with Kentucky in November.

He is John Calipari’s first No. 1 recruit in the Rivals.com rankings since John Wall signed with the Wildcats in 2009. Former UK players Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel and Julius Randle were all ranked No. 2 in the final Rivals rankings in their respective classes.

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Apr 072015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

Top basketball scouts and analysts are spending this week in Portland, Ore., for the Nike Hoop Summit, and they clearly like what they’ve seen so far from UK signee Skal Labissiere.

DraftExpress.com moved Labissiere to the No. 1 spot in its 2016 NBA mock draft after Tuesday’s practice performance. The future Wildcat measured at 7 feet and 216 pounds Monday. He will represent the World Select Team in Saturday’s game.

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UK signee Skal Labissiere now measures 7 feet tall

 Posted by at 7:16 PM on April 6, 2015  Comments Off on UK signee Skal Labissiere now measures 7 feet tall
Apr 062015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

No matter who leaves Lexington for the NBA this year, UK will have at least one 7-footer on next season’s roster.

UK signee Skal Labissiere measured 7 feet Monday in Portland, Ore., where he’s spending the week preparing for Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit. Labissiere — a native of Haiti — will represent the World Select Team in Saturday’s game.

Measurements for the World team were released Monday and are listed below for Labissiere, UK commitment Tai Wynyard — a member of the class of 2016 — and UK targets Cheick Diallo and Thon Maker.

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Report: UK commit Tai Wynyard in Nike Hoop Summit

 Posted by at 2:52 PM on March 10, 2015  Comments Off on Report: UK commit Tai Wynyard in Nike Hoop Summit
Mar 102015
 
Tai Wynyard

Tai Wynyard

UK’s only basketball commitment for the class of 2016 will be among the international players at next month’s Nike Hoop Summit game, according to a report Tuesday.

European scout Can Pelister of NewBasketballGeneration.com revealed the roster for the Hoop Summit World Select Team on Tuesday. The list includes New Zealand native Tai Wynyard, who has committed to UK for 2016, and UK signee Skal Labissiere, a native of Haiti.

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Four Wildcats selected for the Jordan Brand Classic

 Posted by at 10:53 AM on March 5, 2015  Comments Off on Four Wildcats selected for the Jordan Brand Classic
Mar 052015
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

All three of John Calipari’s signees for the class of 2015 will play in next month’s Jordan Brand Classic.

One of Matthew Mitchell’s signees was also chosen for the event, which will feature a girls game for the first time this year.

The rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic were released Thursday morning. The games will be played April 17 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the boys game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.

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Tweet watch: Labissiere to play in Nike Hoop Summit

 Posted by at 4:16 PM on February 18, 2015  Comments Off on Tweet watch: Labissiere to play in Nike Hoop Summit
Feb 182015
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

UK basketball signee Skal Labissiere will play in the Nike Hoop Summit in April, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels.

The annual game in Portland, Ore., pits a team of American-born high school players against the World Select Team, consisting of some of the best amateur international prospects.

Labissiere — a native of Haiti — will play for the World Select Team, which is also expected to include UK recruiting target Cheick Diallo. That roster will be made official next month. The game will be played April 11.

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Labissiere, Huntington Prep play twice this weekend

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on January 29, 2015  Comments Off on Labissiere, Huntington Prep play twice this weekend
Jan 292015
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

Bryant

Bryant

UK signee Skal Labissiere and one of the Wildcats’ top recruiting targets for the class of 2015 will play two games each at the Huntington Invitational starting Thursday in West Virginia.

Huntington Prep big man Thomas Bryant plays Thursday and Friday, while Labissiere will be in action Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. All games will be played at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

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Labissiere will play 2 games in Kentucky next month

 Posted by at 10:53 AM on December 18, 2014  Comments Off on Labissiere will play 2 games in Kentucky next month
Dec 182014
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK basketball signee Skal Labissiere’s team is now scheduled to play two games at the Mustang Madness event at McCracken County High School next month, the Herald-Leader learned Wednesday night.

Labissiere and Reach Your Dream Prep will play Saturday, Jan. 10 against Faith Baptist (Ga.) and Sunday, Jan. 11 against a team yet to be named. Labissiere played at the Marshall County Hoop Fest and Legacy Nissan Classic in Kentucky earlier this month.

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