Isaac Humphries is bringing his beautiful pipes back to Lexington.
The former Wildcat center and sensational singer will headline a performance at the Lexington Opera House. All proceeds from “Isaac Humphries: Songs of My Life” will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass. Tickets for the June 23 concert are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
“I’m so excited to share this experience with my Kentucky family,” Humphries said. “While I was a player at UK, Coach (John) Calipari always stressed servant leadership and impacting the lives of others. It’s no secret that I have a love for music and I have spent years developing this very idea. I have always wanted to share this side of myself with this particular community and help this specific organization that I respect so much.
“The Ronald McDonald House is a prevalent presence on Kentucky’s campus and I have always admired what the House does for families. It was important to me to return to a community that I consider my second home and impact this organization and city that I love so much.”
Humphries was named NBL Rookie of the Year in 2018 before accepting a spot with the Atlanta Hawks G-League team. After averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 46 G-League games, Humphries earned a roster spot with the Hawks for the final month of the 2019 season.
This summer Humphries will try to secure another NBA contract on the L.A. Clippers’ summer league team, which begins just a little more than a week after his Lexington performance. He once thought music had to be sidelined to make way for basketball, but he’s learned that it’s in his best interest to do both.
“I love basketball, and it’s my career, but I also love music,” he told The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker. “For so long, I’ve tried not to let it get in the way of basketball, tried not to let it distract me, but there comes a point where I can’t fight that anymore and I need to do both. And that’s completely fine. I’ve learned that it’s completely fine to balance the two, and I’m doing that right now. I fought to make an NBA roster, now I’m headlining my own show and then I’ll go fight for another NBA roster. It’s just my absolute perfect dream life.”
As you’ve seen before, Humphries has always been talented. He told Tucker now he’s working with a coach from The Voice to improve his pipes. You can learn more about his journey by reading the article in The Athletic or by purchasing tickets to his June 23rd show.
— Tod Lanter (@tod_lanterIII) August 4, 2018