That took off quickly.
After reports surfaced Friday night that Class of 2016 big man Isaac Humphries was visiting the Kentucky Wildcats, CBS Sports is now reporting Humphries will commit to UK and reclassify to the 2015 class:
Class of 2016 star Isaac Humphries is planning to reclassify to 2015 and enroll at Kentucky in time to play for the Wildcats this season, a source told CBSSports.com. Humphries is on a visit to Kentucky this weekend. Barring any snags, he's expected to publicly announce his intentions soon.
NBC Sports is also reporting Humphries will commit to Kentucky and join their 2015 class:
Kentucky is expected to add another late piece to its Class of 2015 as Australian center Isaac Humphries is expected to commit during an official visit this weekend, sources told NBCSports.com.
One source with knowledge of Humphries’ recruitment told NBCSports.com that when the Australian first started researching American college basketball programs he watched the Kentucky All-Access show. Instantly intrigued by what Kentucky had to offer, it’s no surprise that Calipari was able to reel in another talented recruit.
Humphries is a 6-11, 250-pound big man who came to the United States to play for Indiana prep school La Lumiere. He's rated as the No. 50 player in the 2016 class by ESPN. 24/7 Sports has Humphries ranked as the No. 43 prospect in 2016 and the No. 4 center, while Rivals has Humphries ranked the No. 35 overall recruit in the class of 2016.
Humphries is known as a low post scorer who's game is similar to that of Dakari Johnson is we're comparing him to recent Wildcats. Humphries is, however, more offensively polished at this point as evidenced by his showing with Australia during the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships, where he was an All-Tournament selection while helping lead his country to a silver medal. In seven games at the event, Humphries averaged 18.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 1.6 assists per game while also shooting 57 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free-throw line.
Humphries would certainly be a nice addition with Skal Labissiere, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee in the frontcourt. John Calipari has already said he thinks those latter three could form the best frontcourt in college basketball. Adding Humphries will only make that likelier. Kentucky is also expected to add New Zealand freshman big man Tai Wynyard for the second semester of the season.
Here are some highlights of Humphries in action: