After watching Skal Labissiere struggle through the first half of the season, his 11 points in 20 minutes against Arkansas were enlightening.
After seeing the good side of Skal, people wanted more. With a pair of 7-footers in the paint, one a 3-point shooter, seeing more of Skal was expected. Instead, he only played 4 minutes.
The first reaction: is he hurt? He wasn’t hurt, but he was a bad matchup, according to Calipari. “I didn’t think today was the game for Skal. He’s fine. It was a decision that I made.”
Instead of watching him play poorly and put down the progress in his confidence, I’d rather watch him not play at all.