Draft Days: Skal Labissière (Episode One)

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Welcome to Draft Days, an intimate, behind-the-scenes look into the life of an NBA prospect in the weeks leading up to the draft. Next up is the first installment with Skal Labissière, power forward from Kentucky.

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Growing up in Haiti is definitely different from growing up here in the States. Soccer is a big sport in Haiti. I grew up playing soccer my whole life. When I started growing up too tall for it, that’s when I switched to basketball.

I started watching a lot of basketball — watching Kobe Bryant on TV — and I fell in love with it. Around the age of 13 or 14, that’s when I really started to take it seriously.

I’m a very driven person because of where I came from.

I’m always ready to work.

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