Getting To Know Skal Labissiere
Learn the name of Skal Labissiere and don’t forget it.
Do currently have an official list of schools you’re considering and if so who is on it?
No I do not currently have a list.
What schools would you say are recruiting you the hardest?
Kentucky and Memphis are coming at my the hardest.
Kentucky rarely offers scholarships to players as early as they have with you. And you’re currently the only player in the class of 2015 to hold an offer. How does that make you feel to receive one so early?
It makes me feel really good.
Karl Towns Jr. was originally in the class of 2015 before deciding to reclassify to 2014 when he committed to Kentucky. Have you considered that and is there a chance you might reclassify as well?
No I haven’t considered and no I won’t reclassify.
You’re listed at 6’9″ but only a sophomore. Are you still growing and do the doctors have an idea of how tall you might be?
Not sure if I will grow anymore, but I’m already at 6-foot-10 without shoes on.
From watching your workout video on YouTube it’s easy to see that you are very determined and a hard worker. How do you stay focused what what is your motivation?
My motivation is my family and the fact that I have the opportunity to represent my home country.
What are some of your goals/dreams with the game of basketball?
Win an NCAA title. Become an NBA lottery pick. Be a really good mentor and spokesperson.
If you had to choose a college today where would you go?
I’m not sure just yet, it’s a hard decision.
You have a great jump shot with good range which is unusual for a big man. How often are you working on your jumper?
I am trying to work everyday on my jump shot during practice.
What was it like to grow up in Haiti and how was playing there different from here?
I had a good time growing up there with all my family and friends….. Basketball was faster, more physical, and a lot more structured. USA ball is definitely different.
How difficult has it been to adjust to the American culture since you’ve moved here from Haiti?
Difficult at first…. Language, food, and different American lifestyle. It as been tough, but I have adjusted.
Are you aware the of the ‘Hoops For Haiti’ telethon that Kentucky coach John Calipari and his basketball team did back in January of 2010. that raised $1.2 Million for those affected by the earthquake including you and your family? And how does that make you feel?
It is great because Haiti needs all the help they can get.
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