There were a lot of new faces on the floor last night during UK’s televised practice, but the most unexpected surprise may have been Isaac Humphries. The Aussie big man is still a mystery to the BBN after arriving on campus in late August, and at only age 17, he won’t be eligible for the NBA Draft until 2017.
Most people consider Humphries a project, but last night, we saw flashes of how much potential he has. He showed off a mid-range jumper that perked the ears of all 70-something NBA scouts in the house. In fact, after it was over, one NBA scout told Adam Zagoria that Humphries was one of three best players at the practice, along with Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray. ESPN’s Jay Williams went as far to say Humphries “could be a number one pick in a couple years.” Whoa.
If you missed the practice, click here to watch the replay courtesy of UKBasketballLive, or relive it with KyWildcatsTV’s highlights: