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Rise Above: Skal Labissiere

Labissiere lived through Haiti's 2010 earthquake and he's not looking back

Updated: January 14, 2012, 1:53 PM ET
By Matt Remsberg | ESPNHS.com

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of ESPNHS magazine.

For Skal Labissiere, there's no time to lose.

He's been in America for fewer than 18 months, and his list of accomplishments is staggering. He's learned English and won a state championship, all while establishing himself as one of the nation's top basketball prospects in the Class of 2015.

Why the urgency? Because he knows better than most never to take a single day for granted.

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