Skal Labissiere certainly hasn't lived up to expectations thus far, but it's time to give the freshman a break on the amount of criticism he's taking.
A freshman struggling early in his first college season shouldn't be that surprising, even though the Cats have routinely had freshmen step in and make big impacts early in their college careers. Skal simply isn't as far along as many of those guys were to this point, and fans need to be patient with his development, even if UK loses some games in the process.
Have some patience.
Tweet(s) of the Day:
Here's the Texas game winner over UNC https://t.co/txRASzMBFR— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 13, 2015
Gary Payton II ripped a left handed hammer that was dunked so hard it went through the hoop twice pic.twitter.com/3SLc6kMiTN— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 13, 2015
Speaking of blocks...#RTZ https://t.co/5Dq5ivtdFl— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 12, 2015
With so many Wildcats in the NBA, it almost feels like Patrick Patterson is a bit of a forgotten man, so good to see him still doing great things in Toronto.
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Calipari says some players must bottom out to accept change
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Dick Vitale's tweets that chronicles his day at Rupp Arena for Kentucky's game with Arizona State.
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Seattle Airport Employees Mistake Waka Flocka for Richard Sherman
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College sports administrators are now arguing athletes are too stupid to be paid
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