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Former Wildcat Isaac Humphries got put on a poster last night

Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Kentucky center Isaac Humphries is getting an opportunity in the NBA, but he got attention for all the wrong reasons on Monday evening.

Suiting up for the Orlando Magic, the 7-foot-0 big man went up to contest a dunk attempt from Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons.

Needless to say, it did not work out for him.

Props to Humphries for hanging in there and trying to make a play, but sheesh… That’s rough.

In five minutes of action, the former Wildcat missed his lone field goal attempt – a 3-pointer – and grabbed two rebounds in Orlando’s 115-91 victory.

Humphries signed with the Magic on an Exhibit 10 deal back in July, which is a one-year minimum deal that holds a training camp guarantee. With this, the former Wildcat can either have his deal converted to a two-way contact at the end of camp, or he will be waived with the opportunity to sign a $50,000 deal with the team’s G-League affiliate.

If not, Humphries will have the opportunity to play professionally overseas.

Originally suiting up for the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA Summer League this summer, the former Kentucky center averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per contest.

He also played with the Atlanta Hawks on a 10-day contact late last season, where he averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in five games.

In his final season at Kentucky in 2016-17, Humphries averaged 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds off the bench, including a breakout 12-point, five-rebound performance against North Carolina in the Elite Eight.

Best of luck to Humphries as he continues his professional basketball journey.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Former Wildcat Isaac Humphries got put on a poster last night

  1. Ridge Runner
    3:56 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    It can happen Isaac. Hey, there are MANY players that aren’t good enough to even be in your position on the court. Hang in there bud!

  2. Matt10
    4:30 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    Oh that wasn’t so bad. I’ve seen far worse many many times.

    • SuperTroy18
      5:01 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

      Was thinking the same thing. It’s so tough when the guy gets the running start. Wasn’t too bad at all, really. Heck of a play by the other guy. Props.

  3. Newtype
    5:44 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    And after all that I still don’t know what an Isaac Wood is.

  4. ColoradoCatFan88
    6:33 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

    Why even attempt the block!? There was no possible way he was gonna get it.. lol

    • ukisdabest
      9:56 pm October 8, 2019 Permalink

      If he rejects that, every owner in the nba wants him
      *may be slightly exaggerated*

    • loservilletard
      8:49 am October 9, 2019 Permalink

      It’s called defense. I know that is not heard of in the NBA, but he at least attempted to make a block.