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Watch Skal and Tai Wynyard shoot at the Nike Hoop Summit

The Nike Hoop Summit rolls on in Portland, and thanks to the fine people at Draft Express, we can see a little bit of the action from today’s practices. Jim Hlavac shot these videos of Skal Labissiere and Tai Wynyard (2016) going through shooting drills earlier today, and both big guys look pretty comfortable with their jumpers, especially the 7′ Skal:

And Wynyard:

Draft Express also has an interview with Wynyard in which he says he plans to graduate high school in December and hasn’t made a final decision on whether or not he’ll reclassify to 2015. It doesn’t sound likely. “I still don’t know if I’ll go 2015 or 2016 yet, I’m pretty sure I’ll go 2016 now due to grades and stuff, getting my schooling done fully.” He also says his nickname is “The Banger,” or “The Banging Around Lumberjack,” so there’s that.

Want to hear that New Zealand accent for yourself? Enjoy:

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6 Comments for Watch Skal and Tai Wynyard shoot at the Nike Hoop Summit



  1. Kevin C
    6:07 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

    I didn’t know Wynyard was uncertain about classification. His decision had better not knock us out of getting a bigger recruit.



  2. 3 fan
    6:28 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

    Tai appears very “gravity challenged”



    • cracka
      8:53 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

      pretty sure he’s practicing free throws



  3. poppycat
    8:58 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

    Skal = zone buster

    Much better shot than AD



    • RealCatsFan
      10:19 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

      Yep, he has a very well-oiled mid range jump shot. Especially for a 7-footer. I’m excited to see him on the court. We are probably going to have to try to bulk him up a little bit, though. He will probably have a lot of shorter stockier centers pushing him off the blocks.



  4. plumloopy
    10:58 pm April 10, 2015 Permalink

    Ha, I like Tai. I also like the idea of another year and getting him in 2016-17. Seems like a good kid.