Skal Labissiere will sign with agent, remain in NBA Draft

04/05/2016 02:06 PM

Photo: UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky announced today that freshman forward Skal Labissiere plans to sign with an agent and will remain in the NBA Draft.

The native of Haiti averaged 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in about 16 minutes per game and is projected to be a top-15 pick in June’s draft.

In a press release, John Calipari said, “I couldn’t be more proud of a player and the way Skal handled himself on our campus this season. He was a great student, a great teammate and I’m so proud of the way he handled himself in the community. He is one of the greatest kids I’ve ever coached.

On the basketball court, it took him and our staff a while to figure out how to best utilize him, but his improvement on that court over the year is why he is in this position to put his name in the draft and be projected in the middle of the lottery. His future is out ahead of him and I think in time he will be in the same breath as all of our big guys who have performed well in the NBA.”

Skal added, ““I want to thank my family, my coaches, teammates and most importantly I want to thank God for the opportunity that he gave me to represent and play for the University of Kentucky. I also want to thank the fans for their support through everything this season. I am excited to announce that I am entering the 2016 NBA Draft.”

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