The two Jeffs over at ESPN’s college basketball offices are reporting Skal Labissiere has still not been cleared by the NCAA.
“Not yet,” Labissiere’s guardian, Gerald Hamilton, told ESPN. “We’re just trying to get everything squared away. They are asking a few questions.
“They haven’t cleared him, but we’re sticking with our faith,” he added. “There’s no real concern about anything from the Kentucky compliance people.”
When asked about the specific reason Labissiere has yet to be cleared, Hamilton told ESPN he did not wish to comment. [ESPN]
Calipari has been confident his prized big man will be ready to go for the season. He is speaking at the UK Basketball Tipoff Luncheon today, but it’s unlikely he will address ESPN’s new report.
A UK spokesman told the Courier-Journal: “We don’t confirm eligibility of any of our student-athletes until the first game. Everyone has been practicing.”