Skal Labissiere
Team: Kentucky, Freshman
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H: 7' 0"
W: 216 lbs
Bday: 03/18/1996
(20 Years Old)
Current: PF/C
NBA:   PF/C
Possible: PF/C
Pick: 10 in 2016 Mock Draft
Rank 10 in Top 100 Prospects
Rank 8 in NCAA Freshmen
RSCI: 2
Agent: Travis King
High School: Lausanne Collegiate School
Hometown: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2015Official College Team6' 10.5"6' 11.5"2257' 2"9' 0"8.831.035.0
2015Hoop SummitNA7' 0"2167' 1.5"9' 0.5"NANANA
2013Nike Elite 1006' 10"NA1987' 1"NANANANA
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2015Official College Team6' 10.5"6' 11.5"2257' 2"9' 0"8.831.035.0
2015Hoop SummitNA7' 0"2167' 1.5"9' 0.5"NANANA
2013Nike Elite 1006' 10"NA1987' 1"NANANANA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2015/16NCAASkal Labissiere3615.86.62.75.351.62.75.252.10.00.10.01.11.766.11.02.23.10.30.31.60.93.0
YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2015/16NCAASkal Labissiere3615.86.62.75.351.62.75.252.10.00.10.01.11.766.11.02.23.10.30.31.60.93.0


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Skal Labissiere Video Analysis vs Florida
March 2, 2016

19 year-old Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere's struggles this season have been well documented, as his transition to the college game has been very disappointing. Coming into college with almost zero high level experience in actual five on five settings, Labissiere has looked ill equipped for the rigors of high major NCAA basketball, both from a physical standpoint and in terms of his own personal and mental toughness. Skal's confidence seems to have been crushed by the "tough love" he's received from Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who has berated his young big men incessantly and been very quick to bench him after the slightest mistake.

Averaging just 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and a troubling 3.1 personal fouls over 15.8 minutes per game, the long, athletic Haitian has faced consistent criticism in recent months after actually starting off the season fairly well in non-conference play.

With great size, terrific mobility, and a budding skill-level on both ends of the floor, Labissiere has plenty still going for him as a NBA prospect, even if his production has been practically non-existent in conference play.

Last night, Kentucky faced off against Florida in the O'Dome on senior night in front of a number of NBA scouts, and Labissiere played perhaps his best game since December. He made a significant impact in just 15 minutes of action as he found himself in foul trouble as he has so often this season. One has to wonder if his solid showing was just a flash in the pan, or if it is a sign of things to come.

Via Mike Schmitz, here's a video breakdown of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see last night, both good and bad, on either end of the floor. NBA teams will certainly continue to monitor the roller coaster ride that has been Labissiere's season so far, to see whether he can still salvage his college experience with a strong month of March.

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2015 Kentucky Combine Measurements and Analysis
October 11, 2015

Skal Labissiere measured in about as expected at 6'11.5 in shoes with a 7'2 wingspan and a 225-pound frame. Measured anywhere between 6'10 and 7'0 during his high school career with a 7'1.5 wingspan and tipping the scales at 216-pound at last April's Nike Hoop Summit, it appears that the Haitian center has bulked up a bit (nine pounds) since arriving in Lexington, even if his frame remains quite skinny and has plenty of room to improve. Labissiere's numbers are quite similar to those of Amare Stoudemire, who stood 6'10 in shoes with a 7'1.75 wingspan and a 233-pound frame. Their athletic testing numbers are also eerily similar as Labissiere's 31 inch standing vertical, 35 inch maximum vertical and 12 reps on the bench and 11.12 lane agility time are nearly identical to Stoudemire's 32 inch standing vertical, 35.5 inch maximum vertical, 12 reps on the bench, and 11.19 lane agility time. It will be interesting to see how Labissiere's testing numbers translate onto the floor as a freshman, as Stoudemire ranks among the absolute best athletes at the power forward position early in his NBA career.

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Top NBA Prospects in the SEC, Part 1: Skal Labissiere Scouting Video
September 23, 2015

Mike Schmitz kicks off our coverage of the top NBA prospects in the SEC with a video scouting report of the #1 prospect in the conference, Kentucky's Skal Labissiere.


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#1 Skal Labissiere, Freshman, PF/C, Kentucky

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Final Recap
April 11, 2015

While Murray paced the World Team with his play in the backcourt, Labissiere manned the middle, putting a lid on the rim on defense while scoring in a variety of ways in the half court and transition. The 7-foot pogo stick and our current projected No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft went for 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go along with six blocks and six rebounds in 27 minutes.



The fluid and explosive Kentucky bound big man showed excellent timing and instincts as a shot blocker, helping frustrate the US Team early on as they failed to score until Luke Kennard hit a jump shot with 4:28 left in the first quarter.

As expected, the World Team bothered the US Team all game long with its size and length and Labissiere was a big reason why. Aside from protecting the rim, Labissiere showed excellent versatility as a perimeter defending with excellent footwork on closeouts, evident late in the game as he was able to keep Kennard in front and get a piece of his potential game-tying jumper with 3.9 seconds left.

Labissiere was much more than just a defensive presence, however. The 7-footer knocked down a couple of mid-range jumpers, finished several jump hooks in the lane, some with great range, and finished over length at the rim due to his excellent leaping ability. The bouncy big man also flashed his quick second jump on the offensive glass. Labissiere's physical tools, versatility on defense, and offensive skill-set him up for a monster season at Kentucky and should make it tough for whatever team ends up with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to pass him up.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit One on One Drills: Skal Labissiere vs Thon Maker
April 9, 2015

Two of the top big men prospects in high school basketball, Skal Labissiere and Thon Maker, go head to head in the post in a Nike Hoop Summit drill. More info on what went on in this drill can be found here.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Skal Labissiere
April 8, 2015

An interview with Kentucky commit Skal Labissiere of the World Select Team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Days One and Two
April 8, 2015

Skal Labissiere: The Kentucky-bound 7-footer and #1 prospect in our 2016 Mock Draft turned heads as soon as the ball rolled out on Monday afternoon with his size, developing body, athleticism and smooth shooting stroke. The Haitian big man gave NBA scouts and executives a glimpse of his monster potential in the 5-on-5 sessions on Tuesday. Labissiere showcased his rare blend of size, athleticism and shooting ability by making plays at the rim on both ends, while knocking down a post turnaround over Maker's 7-3 wingspan and drilling a pick and pop jumper with his smooth, high release. Labissiere wasn't perfect, but his potential as a two-way, versatile big man who can score inside and out was most certainly on display. The 7-foot, 216-pound athlete figures to be a handful for Team USA on both ends of the floor.

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements
April 6, 2015

Skal Labissiere
Height (w/ shoes): 7-0
Weight: 216
Wingspan: 7-1 1/2
Hand Width: 9 1/4
Hand Length: 8 3/4
Standing Reach: 9-0 1/2
Country: Haiti

Labissiere has terrific size at 7-0, but his wingspan and standing reach are both unexceptional relative to his height, and are in fact shorter than that of the 6-9 Cheick Diallo. His body type looks somewhat similar to that of Chris Bosh's at the same age, even if his wingspan is two inches shorter. Joakim Noah also has a similar wingspan and frame (although he was much older at the NBA Combine), even though his reach was a little shorter than Skal's. Labissierre measured 6'10 without shoes and 198 pounds in the summer of 2013. The 18 pounds he's gained since then are promising, but the skilled 7-footer still has a lot of work to do on his frame moving forward.

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DraftExpress: Spoke w\/ @GaryParrishCBS about Skal Labissiere's struggles and the criticism he's faced. Here's the segment podcast https//t.co/2cFj78qHV6
2015-12-28 22:43:12