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More Isaac Humphries in the Georgia game?

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Isaac Humphries was terrific in his unexpected role in Kentucky’s win over Florida. The freshman big man played 15 minutes and matched his career-high in rebounds and blocks while helping make up for the loss of Alex Poythress prior to tip-off.

Afterward, John Calipari said, “He earned his space, and I’m so happy for him because he has worked so hard and hasn’t had the opportunity, and what he did was he took advantage, and we all look and say, he needs to play. Let him play. And then you’ve got to stop waiting on some other guys, you’ve got to say, hey, he deserves it.”

Now we ask, will Humphries see an increase in minutes moving forward?

The opportunity is there with Georgia up next on the schedule, and Alex Poythress possibly out for that game and more. John Robic said it will depend on the flow of the game, but the Bulldogs present a challenge in the frontcourt that may require Humphries to do more of what he did against the Gators.

“This would be a good game for Isaac because of post players,” Robic said today. “They actually have size in the post. If it was an undersized, say a Tennessee, where they really don’t have a true post, that would be a tough game for Isaac. This is a matchup-type game that benefits all of our bigger players.”

Robic couldn’t put a number on how many minutes Humphries will play, saying, “It just depends on the flow and how he’s actually playing.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for More Isaac Humphries in the Georgia game?

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    3:22 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Humphries in 15 minutes matched the points, rebounds and blocks of Marcus Lee, who fouled out in 25 minutes. That tells me he deserves more time.

  2. david8577
    3:29 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    I like seeing resting-frown-face on the floor. It’s refreshing to see a big “get after it” on the glass this year.

  3. david8577
    3:30 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe resting-mean-mug is a better nickname.

  4. Big johnson
    3:50 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    I’m glad drew knows more than the coaches about Alex.

  5. bosshogg24
    4:53 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Alex and Marcus are “fouling machines” good for only about 10 minutes each per game! Why not save both of them until the second half and play Humphries until he gets three or four fouls.

  6. The Rest of the story
    5:36 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Cal will play that useless Skal before Issac and you can write that down.

    • UK Big Board Update
      5:45 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

      Who the hell is this “Issac” you keep referring to?

  7. UKBlue52
    7:53 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    The key to Issac and others along the front line, can they produce rebuilds and play without fouling and actually score?