Freshman Skal Labissiere is turning heads in Memphis with his play at Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Christian School. In fact, the city is buzzing about the prospect of him being the next big thing to come out of the talent rich city.
A 6-foot-9, 185-pound power forward, Labissiere made his way to Memphis after the tragic earthquake in Haiti. In the year and a half he has been in Memphis, he has made a strong impression on the basketball community.
Simply put by Eric "Cowboy" Robinson who has coached many of the top players in Memphis, "He's a potential pro."
Averaging 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, Labissiere is producing now and also has tremendous upside.
"Skal can really, really shoot it," said Evangelical Christian assistant coach Manuel Burton. "He could always shoot it and is probably our best shooter. He is learning the nuances of the game and is developing a low post game. He has a 7-foot-3 wing span and is athletic, so he blocks shots well also."
A few schools have begun the recruiting process with Labissiere, but he is just now emerging on the national recruiting radar.
At this point Memphis, Tennessee and Georgetown are the three schools who have watched him play this year.