Australian star Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky Wildcats

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 “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.

Isaac Humphries (Getty Images)
Australia’s Isaac Humphries will play for Kentucky this season. (Getty Images)


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