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LACETT | Labissiere ready for next challenge

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere has kept a low profile since announcing he was leaving school early for the NBA draft.

When Labissiere went public with his decision last week, he didn’t hold a press conference. All that went out was a simple press release saying he would soon hire an agent.

Since announcing his decision to leave school, Labissiere has turned down interview requests but he did talk to WDRB Monday about his choice to leave school after his freshman year.

“It was hard obviously,” said Labissiere who averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 in his only season with the Wildcats. “Kentucky, that’s where I obviously wanted to go for school but at the same time, I was excited for the next step.”

The next step figures to be a challenge for Labissiere who experienced growing pains throughout this season. Still, Labissiere feels his time at school has prepared him for what’s ahead.

“I’m very excited,” said Labissiere, who signed autographs for Kentucky fans Monday at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. “I feel I had a good year at UK as far as getting ready for the draft.”

Labissiere is excited to play in the NBA but at the same time, he has mixed feelings about saying goodbye to Kentucky fans.

“We went to a lot of different places. There is nothing like Big Blue Nation.”

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