Labissiere, Lee both bounceback with good performances vs. EKU
12/10/2015 07:24 PM
LEXINGTON — The No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats got impressive results from both of its twin towers in Wednesday night’s 88-67 victory over EKU.
Junior forward Marcus Lee returned the court for the first time since suffering a head injury vs. EKU, showing no signs of rust by scoring 11 points on a perfect 5/5 shooting, grabbing eight rebounds and swatting away a season-high five shots.
- “[Marcus] did well and in the second half,” Calipari said after the game. “He played. I thought he blocked balls, he came up with rebounds.”
Freshman forward Skal Labissiere also had a bounceback game of his own, returning to double-digit scoring (10) for the first time in three games will also controlling the paint defensively with three blocked shots.
Calipari said after the game that Labissiere’s recent struggles have nothing to do with lack of skill and that he continues to improve with each game he plays.
- “I thought Skal made strides,” Calipari said of his star freshman. “He’s not there yet, but he mixed it up. He dove on the floor. Now, he hurt his elbow, he said. But he did dive on the floor. So, he’s making strides. I keep telling him, ‘It has nothing to do with what you do offensively.’ You’re all seeing that he’s pretty good offensively, but that’s not what it is.”
KSTV discussed Labissiere and Lee’s performances on Thursday’s show, explaining why is great to see both players health and playing well out on the court: