John Calipari has seen a lot of recruits from the class of 2015 over the past few months. He’s only offered one of them a scholarship. Haitian big man Skal Labissiere — who Calipari offered after one viewing last fall — said Saturday that UK and Memphis are the two schools “standing out” in the early stages of his recruitment.
The 6-foot-10 post player moved to Memphis after his home country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. Six months after his first meeting with the UK coach, Labissiere is still surprised that Calipari offered him a scholarship so soon.
“When I heard it, I couldn’t say a thing because I was shocked,” he said. “He told me that I had the potential to be great.”