How many of you were surprised to see Isaac Humphries get so much playing time on Tuesday? The Australian big man was the second man off the bench for the Cats and played 12 minutes, which even he admitted was a surprise.
“My mentality was a little different this game because I was expecting to support, to be honest, from the bench,” Humphries said. “I wasn’t really nervous because I wasn’t expecting to play that much. Having that mentality really helped me because I went in, I was calm, and I was just like ‘I’ve gotta get this done.'”
Calipari was very pleased with how Isaac responded.
“Isaac was not at all intimidated by the situation, I thought he was fine,” Cal said. “I’ve had more calls about him. Like, man, I didn’t realize he was that good. He held his own.”
Isaac’s getting a lot of calls himself, from friends and family back home in Australia who watched the game.
“A lot of people watched the game back home,” he said. “It’s cool, but they don’t understand what it is because we have nothing like it in Australia. They just think it’s a little basketball game, but little did they know it was a very big game.”
Also big in Isaac’s development: weight loss. Cal said the big man has dropped some major pounds lately, so much so that he treated himself after a team dinner the other night.
“He’s lost weight. He laughs. He had some pie the other day. He said, ‘All the weight I’ve lost, I’m going to have a piece of pie.'”
Three words, Isaac: