More than 200,000 people died during the tragic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Skal Labissiere was one of the lucky ones that survived after his childhood home fell atop him. Nearly five years later, he’s headed to the University of Kentucky to help replace the seven Wildcats who declared for the 2015 NBA draft.
And Labissiere credits the aftermath of that devastating earthquake for giving him the opportunity to chase his own NBA dream.
“It was a terrible experience, but …once the earthquake happened, it got easier for me to get [to the United States],” Labissiere told Yahoo Sports. via – Yahoo Sports.