Skal Labissiere takes top spot in final Scout.com Class of 2015 rankings

Skal Labissiere takes top spot in final Scout.com Class of 2015 rankings

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Skal Labissiere takes top spot in final Scout.com Class of 2015 rankings

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Kentucky signee Skal Labissiere jumped from No. 3  to No. 1 in Scout.com’s final rankings for the Class of 2015 released Tuesday.

Jaylen Brown, who had been No. 1 in the previous version of the rankings, dropped to No. 4. Ben Simmons remained at No. 2.

Labissiere recently moved to the top spot in the final Rivals.com rankings. ESPN and 247Sports have Simmons as No. 1.

Scout.com director of recruiting Evan Daniels explained Labissiere’s rise to the top spot on the site:

“At his size, Labissiere is equipped with the tools you look for in an elite post player. He has a great deal of potential on the offensive end. He has terrific hands, nice touch around the goal, go-to jump hooks over each shoulder, plus the ability to face up defenders and make jump shots. He’s confident in his offensive ability and with added strength it will only improve.

On top of his offensive ability, Labissiere is athletic, has impressive mobility, good footwork and a nice frame, that will certainly add some bulk once he gets in a college weight room. Labissiere can impact the game on the defensive end as well. Throughout his high school career he’s improved as a shot blocker and for his size he’s fairly quick off his feet.”

Scout’s big mover was Brandon Ingram, the Duke commit from Kinston, N.C., who skyrocketed from No. 13 to No. 3.

Duke commit Derryck Thornton was not ranked in the previous release because he had yet to reclassify to the Class of 2015. He debuts in Scout’s final rankings at No. 11.

Thon Maker, who has yet to formally reclassify, dropped from No. 6 to No. 14.

 

In terms of recruiting, Cal snagged a pair of top-five players in Brown and No. 5 Ivan Rabb. Cal is the only school with two top-10 recruits, although Duke has three players in the top 15 in Ingram, Thornton and No. 15 Chase Jeter. Kentucky has two players in the top 12 in Labissiere and No. 12 Isaiah Briscoe.

 

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