Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere, LSU’s Antonio Blakeney Cleared By NCAA

    Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere and LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney have both been cleared by the NCAA to play for the 2015-16 season.

    November 4, 2015

    College basketball season is only days away, and two teams just received some pretty good news ahead of it.

    John Calipari is all about sending elite prospects to the NBA, and with the one-and-done rule, most of those guys have been leaving after their freshman years.

    Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere may be the next one-and-done in line at UK. The No. 2-ranked recruit in the class of 2015 has been fully cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the start of the season.

    Labissiere wasn’t the only Southeastern Conference frosh under investigation by the NCAA, though.

    LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, who was the No. 16-ranked prospect in 2015, was also cleared by the NCAA after an investigation into some workouts Blakeney had with a trainer.

    Blakeney and Ben Simmons headline a freshman class for the Tigers, and both are likely to make big impacts this season.

    With the departures of Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and Trey Lyles to the NBA, the Wildcats will find plenty of opportunities for Labissiere this year, too.

    LSU and Kentucky will meet for the first time this season on Jan. 5.

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