Skal Labissiere sought by nation's top programs
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CHARLOTTE, USA (defend.ht) - “I have four offers, from Memphis, Kentucky, Auburn, and Kansas... and UCLA is interested, Tennessee is interested and Georgetown...” 6 foot 10 Skal Labissiere is not yet a junior in high school but is already the 7th best player in the nation and highly coveted.
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“I have four offers, from Memphis, Kentucky, Auburn, and Kansas... and UCLA is interested, Tennessee is interested and Georgetown...” 6 foot 10 Skal Labissiere is not yet a junior in high school but is already the 7th best player in the nation and highly coveted.
Labissiere has said that he doesn't have a favorite school at this time but told Kansas 24/7 “just the right system, I’m just looking for the right system,” Labissiere said. “I’m going to pray a lot about my decision when I make it.”
Location is not a factor for Labissiere, who talked about just what style of play he is trying to find.
“Just really it doesn’t matter if it’s up and down or half-court,” Labissiere said. “It doesn’t matter really.”
Labissiere has only been playing basketball for a few years. “I started playing competitive basketball when I was 13.” He was actually in Haiti in 2010 as the earthquake struck.
Despite being fairly new to hoops, Labissiere has already pinpointed one player he looks up to and tries to play like: Tim Duncan.
“Just, the game is simple for him and I want the game to be simple for me too,” Labissiere said of why he went with Duncan. “And just he’s really smart in what he does and really good at what he does.”
As for the type of player he is, Labissiere spoke about his primary strength on the hardwood.
“Just my skill set right now,” Labissiere said. “I’m trying to get stronger. I’m working on it.”
Labissere noted that he does consider his strength to be the weakest aspect of his game.
The big man, who considers himself a forward/center, also spoke about what being at NBPA Top 100 Camp was like.
“Good, good, it’s a good experience. It’s really competitive,” Labissiere said, adding that he feels he performed “okay” at the camp.