Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky

Australia native Isaac Humphries will play college basketball in the SEC this season. The talented center prospect is headed to Kentucky, sources told Scout.

John Calipari and Kentucky added one final piece to their 2015 recruiting class.

Isaac Humphries, a native of Australia that was initially in the 2016 class, has signed with Kentucky, sources close to the situation told Scout.



Humphries is expected to be on Kentucky's campus this weekend and will move in on Sunday, August 23rd. Classes at Kentucky start on Wednesday.

Humphries coach and mentor Brad Johnstin also confirmed the news with Scout.

“For what Kentucky is right now and what Isaac needs this is a no brainer,” Johnstin said. “There’s a great opportunity for him right now. He has to go to college for two years. No matter where he goes he’d be there for two years.”

“To go against Skal [Labissiere] everyday and make a niche for himself and is different, makes it a good situation,” he added.

Humphries spent last season at La Porte (Ind.) La Lamiere School playing for Shane Heirman. Johnstin was an assistant coach on staff.

“You see how they run things and the way they run their program and what Kentucky is right now, is perfect for Isaac,” Johnstin added.

“He really hit it off with Tony [Barbee] throughout the recruiting process,” he said. “That was a big plus and the opportunity to play against guys that are better and older than him.”

At 6-foot-10, Humphries is a bruising post player with good potential on the offensive end of the floor. Humphries is regarded as a four-star recruit.

In 2014, Humphries competed in the FIBA U17 World Championships and led the Australian team in both points (18.9) and rebounds (11.6). That team made it to the championship before falling to USA.

With the addition of Humphries, Kentucky's 2015 recruiting class moves from No. 2 up to the top spot, a position they've now been in six of the last seven years.

To go with Humphries, Kentucky's class includes the nation's top recruit – Skal Labissiere – as well as five-star guards Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe, four-star guard Charles Matthews and Junior College standout Mychal Mulder.




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