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Watch Skal Labissiere vs. Thon Maker

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Skal Labissiere and Thon Maker went to head to head in a series of one-on-one drills in the post at yesterday’s Hoop Summit practice, and it was a spirited battle, according to those in attendance.

Lucky for us, Draft Express has video of the two outstanding bigs going at it:

And then there is this gem from Draft Express…

Just like the previous day, where Labisserie released an incredible turnaround jumper in the post that had scouts gushing, he executed a couple more very impressive moves that showed just how talented he is, including a one-legged Nowitzki style shot and a gorgeous running jump-hook swooping through the lane. []


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8 Comments for Watch Skal Labissiere vs. Thon Maker

  1. Kevin C
    1:30 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    Wow, this video has it all: travelling, palming, offensive fouls (according to how it was called on our bigs this year), defensive molestation, missed shots galore. What a showcase of talent!

    • sylvar
      1:37 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

      😀 I was thinking the same thing.

  2. PatrickSparksDoubleChin
    1:42 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    Both will be playing overseas next season.

    • theSkinny81
      2:25 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

      Neither will be playing at Louisville next year.


  3. FlySoup
    1:42 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    Sweet ability to make a shot

  4. Wildcat7
    1:53 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    I noticed the traveling too between them but I also noticed the extremely strong potential both have to be incredible basketball players. Size. Athleticism. Both look like a raw Anthony Davis. Plus both are 7’0 and move like guards. Good thing we have 1 of the 2 already. Now if Maker & Zimmerman can join. Won’t mind the defense prowlness of Diaello added either but if he’s looking for playing time as a main factor I can’t see him joining us if we get Maker & Zimmerman.


    Briscoe (PG-SG)
    Skal L. (PF-C)
    Matthews (SG)

    My hopefuls but not likely due too many at one or two positions (poor Willis still won’t play & it’s a good chance Lee won’t either unless he starts to establish a jump shot and better body positioning to block people)

    Brown (SG-SF) but will take Newman if we can’t get him.
    Maker (SF-C)
    Zimmerman (PF-C)
    Diaello (PF)

    I’ll be honest though. IF this happens then we will actually be a lot more athletic next year but not as physical and they are Freshman which we will see some growing pains but the talent is astounding.

  5. nadroj
    2:29 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    That little turnaround LaMarcus Aldridge style fadeaway from Skal looked good, looked practiced. Definitely excited to see this kid in blue n white.

  6. jrdh13
    4:02 pm April 9, 2015 Permalink

    I’m excited as hell to see this class unfold since we just had 7 leave. Here to hoping cal gets the kids which I know he will.. Hopefully all the stuff about skal will be ok and I think we have the second coming of Anthony davis