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2016 Liberty Ballers Community Big Board No. 25: My Old Kentucky Home

Skal Labissiere comes in at No. 24.

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Skal Labissiere was once considered a candidate to be a top-three selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, but a rocky season at Kentucky forced observers to alter their projections of the skinny big man. Labissiere won the 24th spot on the Community Big Board with 33 percent of the vote, edging past Kentucky teammate Tyler Ulis in the process.

In the interest of giving the people what they want, Gary Payton II saunters his way into the ballot box for this round. Payton has prototype size and athleticism for a point guard thanks to genetics passed down from his famous dad, and his success at the next level will hinge on his ability to expand his range. Payton shot just under 32 percent from deep at Oregon State last season, a product of both his shot selection and inconsistent release.

You have to be willing to live with some warts on most players at this stage of the draft. Whether they come in the form of Caris LeVert's injury history or Payton's J, tough choices must be made.

1. Ben Simmons - LSU
2. Brandon Ingram - Duke
3. Dragan Bender - Maccabi Tel Aviv
4. Kris Dunn - Providence
5. Jamal Murray - Kentucky
6. Buddy Hield - Oklahoma
7. Wade Baldwin IV - Vanderbilt
8. Timothe Luwawu - Mega Leks
9. Jaylen Brown - California
10. Denzel Valentine - Michigan St.
11. Marquese Chriss - Washington
12. Furkan Korkmaz - Anadolu Efes
13. Patrick McCaw - UNLV
14. Malachi Richardson - Syracuse
15. Henry Ellenson - Marquette
16. Taurean Prince - Baylor
17. Dejounte Murray - Washington
18. Thon Maker - Canada Athlete Institute
19. Isaia Cordinier - Denain ASC Voltaire
20. Malik Beasley - Florida State
21. Demetrius Jackson - Notre Dame
22. Jakob Poeltl - Utah
23. DeAndre' Bembry - St. Joes
24. Skal Labissiere - Kentucky
25. ???

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