Skal Labissiere gave University of Kentucky basketball fans a taste Saturday of what to expect when he arrives on campus next fall.
Labissiere, one of three players in UK's 2015 signing class, scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked six shots to help lead the World team to a 103-101 victory over the United States in the Nike Hoop Summit at Portland, Ore.
The 6-foot-11 Labissiere came off the bench in the nationally televised high school all-star showcase and made nine of 16 shots from the field and three of his four free throws in 28 minutes of action.
Labissiere, a native of Haiti, was joined on the World team by 2016 UK commitment Tai Wynyard, who is from New Zealand. The 6-10 Wynyard finished with two points and two assists in 11 minutes.
Kentucky's other 2015 signee in the Hoop Summit was Isaiah Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Union, N.J. Briscoe showcased the skills that have some calling him the No. 1 point guard in the 2015 class, delivering nine points, nine assists, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 23 minutes for the U.S. squad.
Jamal Murray, a 6-5 guard from Canada in the class of 2016, led the World team with 30 points. LSU signee Ben Simmons had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The game featured several uncommitted 2015 recruits that Kentucky Coach John Calipari is targeting for next season to help fill the void left by seven Wildcats who declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday.
For the World team, forward Cheick Diallo had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Forward Thon Maker scored two points on 0-for-5 shooting but had 10 rebounds.
For the U.S., guard Malik Newman scored 10 points in 14 minutes. Forward Jaylen Brown had eight points in 11 minutes. Center Stephen Zimmerman contributed eight points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes. Forward Brandon Ingram had 12 points in 31 minutes.
Duke signee Luke Kennard led the U.S. with 22 points.