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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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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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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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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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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Dec 062014
 
Labissiere

Labissiere

BENTON, Ky. — UK signee Skal Labissiere scored 33 points in an amazing individual performance against Oak Hill Academy at the Marshall County Hoop Fest on Friday night.

After the game, he discussed a wide range of topics related to his high school career and his recruitment:

What was it like playing in Kentucky for the first time as a UK signee?

“It was fun. I saw how crazy the fans are and how much they care about their players. It was a great experience.”

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Dec 062014
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

BENTON, Ky. – A few minutes after Skal Labissiere played his first game in Kentucky as a UK signee, his legal guardian stood on the court and spoke to reporters for nearly 30 minutes.

Gerald Hamilton, the man who brought Labissiere to the United States from Haiti four years ago and has been at the middle of his recruitment, declined to specifically address many of the negative stories that have been written about him in recent months, but he was clear about one thing.

Hamilton is not at all worried about Labissiere’s eligibility at Kentucky.

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Dec 012014
 
Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK basketball signees Skal Labissiere and Maci Morris will both play within about an hour’s drive of Lexington this weekend.

The two future Wildcats — and several other highly touted recruits — are set to appear in the Legacy Nissan Classic at North Laurel High School in London. The three-day event begins Friday night.

Morris and the Bell County girls team will start things off against host North Laurel on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Morris signed with UK last month and is considered the No. 44 national prospect in the class of 2015, according to the All-Star Girls Report recruiting service. She is widely regarded as the No. 1 senior in the state.

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Nov 152014
 
Briscoe

Briscoe

Labissiere

Labissiere

Matthews

Matthews

Before Friday night’s season opener, UK announced that Isaiah Briscoe, Skal Labissiere and Charles Matthews had all officially signed with the school.

The university issued a press release that included quotes from Coach John Calipari on each player. (You can read those comments here).

Following Friday’s game, Calipari was asked to talk more about each player. Here are his full comments:

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Charles Matthews and Skal Labissiere sign with UK

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Nov 142014
 
Matthews

Matthews

Labissiere

Labissiere

Class of 2015 basketball standouts Skal Labissiere and Charles Matthews have officially signed with Kentucky.

Both players had signing ceremonies at their high schools earlier in the day.

Matthews — a 6-foot-5 guard from Chicago — committed to UK in February and tweeted the news of his signing Friday afternoon. His mother tweeted a picture of the actual signing ceremony.

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