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Labissiere could be home-schooled this year

There’s a new wrinkle in the Skal Labissiere transfer saga: His guardian, Gerald Hamilton, has explored home-schooling the five-star senior, according to sources.

I was the first to tell you about Labissiere, a 6-11, 215-pound native of Haiti, not being expected to return to ECS, his high school home the last three years, and Lausanne being a potential transfer destination.

However, as I reported the next day, ECS was contending that Labissiere would be ineligible at another school due to participating in a few spring practices with the team. 

Michael Cohen of The Commercial Appeal has a nice write-up about the situation as it stands today. Labissiere, who lives with Hamilton in Olive Branch, would have to move in order to be eligible at Lausanne, according to Cohen’s report.

Hamilton, who brought Labissiere to Memphis as part of his non-profit organization Reach Your Dream, has not responded to phone calls or text messages. 

It’s unclear how being home-schooled could affect Labissiere’s competitive eligibility. The Memphis-Area Home Education program does have a varsity boys basketball team and competes against both public and private schools. 

School started last Tuesday at ECS. Labissiere is not in school. 

Earlier this month, Labissiere trimmed his college list to Memphis, Kentucky, Georgetown, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Baylor.

UPDATE (6:09 P.M.): About an hour after this story was posted, Labissiere sent out a series of Tweets defending his guardian, Gerald Hamilton.


That last tweet is in French and, according to Google Translate, it means, "Jealousy makes a man a villain."

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