Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

#7

POS: Forward

HT: 6-11

WT: 225

DOB: 3/18/1996

College: Kentucky

Years: 3rd NBA Season

Drafted: 2016

1st Round (28th) - Phoenix

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

  • An early entry candidate, selected by the by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (28th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft
  • Draft rights acquired by the Kings along with draft rights to Georgios Papagiannis (13th overall) and the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic and a future second-round selection from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the draft rights to Marquese Chriss (8th overall) on the night of the Draft (6/23/16)
  • Became the highest drafted Haitian player since Samuel Dalembert, who was selected 26th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft
  • Signed to a multi-year contract by the Kings on 7/15/16

SACRAMENTO KINGS

  • Eighth consecutive NBA Draft the Kings selected an early entry candidate
  • Marks the third time a Kentucky player has been drafted by the Kings in the first round (2010-DeMarcus Cousins, 2015-Willie Cauley-Stein)
  • In franchise history, the Kings have selected four players out of the University of Kentucky, the first being Bob Guyette, selected in the third round of the 1975 NBA Draft
  • 2015-16 SUMMER LEAGUE: Averaged 11.0 ppg (.458 FG%, .750 3pt%, .571 FT%), 5.8 rpg, .6 apg, 1.0 bpg in 28.4 mpg in five games with the Kings

NBA CAREER

  • Averaging 8.7 ppg (.476 FG%, .356 3pt%, .766 FT%), 4.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.7 bpg and 19.9 mpg in 93 career games (40 starts) with one team: Sacramento (2016-17, 2017-18)

2017-18 (Sacramento)

  • Averaged 8.7 ppg (.448 FG%, .353 3pt%, .805 FT%), 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.8 bpg and 20.7 mpg in 60 games (29 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 9.1 ppg (.433 FG%, .292 3pt%, .830 FT%), 5,7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.9 bpg and 21.9 mpg in 29 games
  • As a reserve, averaged 8.4 ppg (.465 FG%, .407 3pt%, .785 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.8 bpg and 19.5 mpg in 31 games off the bench
  • Missed 22 games
  • Inactive in two games due to G League assignment (12/6/17, 12/8/17)
  • Did not play in three games due to coach’s decision (12/23-12/27/18)
  • Inactive in nine games due to a left shoulder/rotator cuff strain (1/17/18, 1/28-2/5/18, 2/11-2/14/18)
  • Did not dress in one game due to a left shoulder/rotator cuff strain (2/9/18)
  • Inactive in three games due to a left hip contusion (3/11-3/14/18)
  • Did not play in one game due to a sprained left ankle (4/3/18)
  • Inactive in three games due to a sprained left ankle (4/6-4/11/18)
  • Scored in double-figures in 24 games and 20 or more points in two outings
  • Collected 10-plus rebounds in four games and 15 or more rebounds in one contest
  • Totaled three double-doubles
  • Led the team in scoring four times, rebounds seven times and assists one time
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Knocked down nine of his 10 tries from the charity stripe and went 5-for-10 from the field for 19 points at New York (11/11/17)
  • Posted a double-double with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Charlotte (1/2/18)
  • Poured in a season-high 23 points as he shot 10-for-15 from the field at Charlotte (1/22/18)
  • Notched 14 points, including the game-winning three-pointer and six rebounds vs. New York (3/4/18)
  • Hit three shots from beyond the arc to tie his career-high as he finished with 15 points and five rebounds in a win at Golden State (3/16/18)

2016-17 (Sacramento)

  • Averaged 8.8 ppg (.537 FG%, .375 3pt%, .703 FT%), 4.9 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.4 bpg, 0.5 spg and 18.5 mpg in 33 games (12 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 11.1 ppg (.500 FG%, .667 3pt%, .680 FT%) 6.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 bpg, 0.6 spg and 27.6 mpg in 12 games
  • As a reserve, averaged 7.4 ppg (.571 FG%, .200 3pt%, .730 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.4 spg and 13.4 mpg in 21 games
  • Missed 49 games
  • Inactive in 25 contests, none due to injury (10/26-10/29/16, 11/1/-11/20/16, 11/27-12/12/16, 12/20-12/23/16, 1/3-1/15/17)... Did not play in 24 games due to coach's decision (10/31-11/3/16, 11/6-11/10/16, 11/23/16, 11/25/16, 12/16/16, 12/26/16, 12/28/16, 1/18/17, 1/21-1/30/17, 2/3-2/6/17, 2/10-2/14/17)... Scored in double-digits 14 times, 20+ points two times and 30+ points one time
  • Secured 10+ rebounds in three contests
  • Led the team in scoring three times, rebounds four times, and assists once
  • Ranked ninth in points per game and fourth in rebounds per game among qualified rookies
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded eight points and a career-high 13 boards vs. Charlotte (2/25/17)
  • Set a career-high with four blocked shots and added 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 FT) and seven rebounds in a win vs. Orlando (3/13/17)
  • Scored a game and career-high 32 points (11-15 FG, 1-1 3pt, 9-11 FT) with a 21 point fourth quarter and notched career-highs in attempts, makes, and steals with two on his way to his first career double-double in a win at Phoenix (3/15/17)
  • Tallied his second career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while adding a career-high eight assists at Golden State (3/24/17)
  • Achieved his second career 20+ point game with 25 (10-12 FG, 5-6 FT) to lead the team in scoring for a second consecutive game and tied his career best two steals vs. Houston (4/9/17)

NBA G LEAGUE

  • Averaged 14.9 ppg (.457 FG%, .167 3pt%, .708 FT%), 7.6 rpg, 0.9 spg, 1.3 bpg and 31.0 mpg in 17 games (17 starts) for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's G League affiliate, during the 2016-17 season

COLLEGE CAREER

  • As a freshman, averaged 6.6 ppg (.516 FG%, .661 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 1.6 bpg and 15.8 mpg in all 36 games (started 18) in his only season with the 2015-16 Kentucky Wildcats
  • A two-time SEC Freshman of the Week selection
  • Ranked among the top 10 in blocks per game among all SEC players
  • Posted 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six blocks in his NCAA Tournament debut vs. Stony Brook
  • Led the team with six blocks as UK broke an NCAA Tournament record with 15 total blocks in that game
  • Six blocks vs. Stony Brook tied for the second most by a Wildcat in an NCAA Tournament game

PERSONAL

  • Son of Lesly and Ema Labissiere
  • Born on March 18, 1996
  • Has a brother, Elliott, and a sister, Mallya
  • Chose Kentucky over North Carolina, Georgetown, Baylor, Tennessee and Memphis
  • His biggest influences in life are his parents, as well as his American family
  • Lists coming to the States and winning an MVP award at one of his first All-American camps as his most memorable basketball moment

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