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Isaac Humphries visiting Kentucky Wildcats; Jamal Murray also on campus

John Calipari may have pulled a massive rabbit out of the hat for a late 2015 addition.


It looks like Isaac Humphries is joining Kentucky after all.


Some big news is coming out of Lexington late Friday night.

According to KSR's Matt Jones, four-star big man Isaac Humphries is currently visiting with the Kentucky Wildcats along with 2015 signee Jamal Murray. While Humphries is technically a Class of 2016 recruit, there have been rumors over the summer that he could reclass to 2015 and join a program.

It's unclear as to whether UK is recruiting Humphries for 2015 or 2016, but this is big news nonetheless. 24/7 Sports Composite has Humphries ranked as the No. 43 prospect in 2016 and the No. 4 center. ranks Humphries as the No. 35 overall recruit in the class of 2016.

Standing at 7-0 and 245 pounds, Humphries would certainly be a nice addition in the paint with UK having 'only' Skal Labissiere, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee in the frontcourt. While those three may form the best frontcourt in college basketball, it will only take one injury before it becomes one of the thinnest.

24/7 Sports' Chris Fisher is also reporting Humphries may be in play for 2015 and that Kansas, Arizona and Illinois are among those who've also offered him a scholarship.

Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader offered this on Humphries:

The 7-footer from Australia played the final half of this past season with La Lumiere (Ind.) after moving to the United States in December. He is currently a class of 2016 prospect but is not expected to return to La Lumiere for the upcoming season.

It’s possible that he could play college basketball instead, and UK would be the most likely destination if that happens.

Brad Johnstin — a former assistant coach at La Lumiere — has been helping Humphries with his recruitment, and he told the Herald-Leader on Friday afternoon that the high school player has been taking summer classes and participating in individual workouts.

Johnstin did not confirm that Humphries is pursuing a move to the class of 2015.

It's also great to see Murray on campus. It's unclear if he;s simply visiting UK or he's on campus for good. Murray is possibly going to compete for a spot on the Canadian national team to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.