It’s been a big day for UK basketball as both Skal Labissiere (ranked #7 via 247 Sports) and Isaiah Briscoe (ranked #9 via 247 Sports) have chosen to play for the University of Kentucky Wildcats! A lot of speculation has been going on for the past few days as to which schools these guys would choose, but they both cited former UK players’ success in the NBA as one of the reasons they decided to come to UK. You can watch videos of their announcements below.
— SKAL LABISSIERE ANNOUNCEMENT —
— ISAIAH BRISCOE ANNOUNCEMENT —
Briscoe is considered by most to be the #1 point guard in the entire class, so this is a huge get. Note that Briscoe mentions he will not sign a Letter of Intent just yet, because he wants to see who sticks around and who leaves for UK after this season. I’m assuming that means Andrew Harrison, which I cannot see staying around another year.
Over the past week or so, several online articles and radio shows have brought up some questionable things that Skal’s guardian has done that could potentially affect his eligibility status. However, if Coach Cal is good with the kid, I am too… and so should you!
Two big time gets for the Wildcats to go along with Charles Matthews. The 2015-2016 class is beginning to take shape. Who do you think will be next?