- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed Australian 7-footer Isaac Humphries to a Wildcats’ frontcourt that lost four big men to the NBA draft.

Originally part of the 2016 class, the 250-pound Humphries recently reclassified to 2015. A top-50 prospect by several services, he joins Kentucky’s group of international newcomers including Haitian Skal Labissiere and Canadians Mychal Mulder and Jamal Murray.

Most importantly for Calipari, Humphries fills a void left by the departures of Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson. The coach compared him to former Wildcat Josh Harrellson and said in a release, “He’s very skilled, has great hands and is a great passer.”

Humphries played last season at La Lumiere School in Indiana and recently helped Australia’s Under-17 team finish second at the World Championships.


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