Chris Fisher of 247 Sports has a great article up about how we shouldn’t count Skal out, even though he has been struggling recently.
In the article, Jonathan Givony of Draft Express told Fisher that,
“People need to remember his background is very different from your typical Kentucky, McDonald’s All-American, one and done guy. He started playing basketball very late, he had a messed up high school career. He missed out on his senior year. His AAU experience was messed up, too, so in terms of experience he’s way behind where most American freshmen are going to be.”
As my dad constantly reminds me, Kentucky fans have the tendency to forget that Skal only played a handful of games last year, most of which were against lesser competition.
“He’s going through a lot right now,” Givony says in the article. “The types of games he’s playing in compared to a year ago. […] When he gets more comfortable, we’ll see him play more to his instincts.”
The best part of the article? Givony compares Skal’s start to KAT’s and we all saw how that turned out.
If you want to read the whole thing, head over here.