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Report: Kentucky's Skal Labissiere Won't Be Cleared By The NCAA, According To An NBA Executive

Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere dunks while wearing Haitian flag.


Last Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that Kentucky superstar freshman Skal Labissiere has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA. The organization reportedly has concerns about his guardian Gerald Hamilton, who brought the center to the U.S. from Haiti. We haven't heard much since, but FOX Sports Australia basketball writer Olgun Uluc reports that one NBA executive doesn't think Labissiere will play this season.

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Labissiere, the No. 2 player in the 2015 class, would be a huge loss for the 'Cats. Kentucky's only other player over 6-foot-10 is freshman Isaac Humphries from Australia. Kentucky has been known for its towering interior defense in recent years, but it will look very different if Labissiere is forced to sit.