Isaac Humphries has — as CBS Sports reported he would eventually do three weeks ago — reclassified to the Class of 2015 and signed with John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats.
“For what Kentucky is right now and what Isaac needs — this is a no-brainer,” Humphries’ high school coach, Brad Johnson, told Scout.com. “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 … makes it a good situation.”
Humphries is an Australian who attended high school in Indiana. The 7-foot forward was ranked 43rd in the Class of 2016, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He averaged 18.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in last year’s FIBA under-17 championships. He’s expected to start classes at Kentucky on Wednesday.
Kentucky has the top-ranked recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports, thanks mostly to the commitments of Labissiere and Jamal Murray, both of whom are five-star prospects and likely future NBA lottery picks. The reclassification and addition of Humphries cements that ranking and adds quality depth to the frontcourt.