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Labissiere knows he can still “do better” on the boards

By LARRY VAUGHT

Skal Labissiere screamed after a dunk Tuesday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Skal Labissiere screamed after a dunk Tuesday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Before the season started, a seven-rebound game would not have seemed that significant for 7-foot freshman Skal Labissiere.

However, the freshman has struggled to hold his own inside and he credited getting seven rebounds in Tuesday’s win over Georgia to the fact he just kept fighting.

“I know I can do better. That’s something I’m still working on,” he said.

Kentucky coaches have put him through an abundance of individual workouts to help him.

“That’s where the confidence comes from. We’re going at each other in those workouts all the time. The bigs, me and Marcus (Lee), Isaac, Tai (Wynyard), that helps a lot,” Labissiere said.

He’s also part of the new Breakfast Club, the term coach John Calipari uses to describe players who work out early in the morning on their own.

“Just lifting weights. They’re just regular workouts,” Labissiere said of the extra morning workouts.

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