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Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky Wildcats Basketball, per report

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One day after Kentucky basketball landed Sacha Killeya-Jones, they've added yet another talented big man.

The Wildcats have reportedly landed four-star center Isaac Humphries, according to's Evan Daniels. This move was expected after reports surfaced in July that Humphries was set to join the Wildcats' 2015 class after he finished up some coursework in order to reclassify from '16 to '15.

Isaac Humphries, a native of Australia that was initially in the 2016 class, has signed with Kentucky, sources close to the situation told Scout.

Humphries is expected to be on Kentucky's campus this weekend and will move in on Sunday, August 23rd. Classes at Kentucky start on Wednesday.

Humphries is a 6-11, 250-pound big man who came to the U.S. to play for Indiana prep school La Lumiere. He's rated as the No. 49 player in the 2016 class by ESPN.  24/7 Sports Composite 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. Humphries is more offensively polished at this point as shown during his showing with Australia during the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships, where he made the All-Tournament team while leading his country to a silver medal.

In seven games there, 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.

With the addition of Humphries, UK now has four legitimate big men for next year's team with Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress also in the frontcourt. That's not even counting the possible contributions Derek Willis could give UK this year.

Here are some highlights of Humphries in action: