BENTON — It hasn’t been a smooth start to the season for top UK recruit Skal Labissiere.
The 6-foot-11 prospect struggled through pre-season workouts at Memphis-area Evangelical Christian School with a nagging back injury. ECS Coach Terry Tippett said Labissiere’s back would start hurting, then get better, then get worse again.
He was good to go for last month’s season opener, tallying 35 points and 16 rebounds in an ECS victory. That’s the only complete game he’s played so far.