Isaac Humphries picked the perfect game to finally emerge from Kentucky’s star-studded roster during March Madness. Now, he’s hoping to turn that into a spot on an NBA roster.
The 7-foot, 255-pound Humphries will join the Washington Wizards’ summer league team with the hopes of getting an invite to the team’s training camp, according to FOX Sports Australia. That would put him in a position to make the final roster alongside former Wildcats star point guard John Wall.
Humphries decided to go pro after capping his sophomore season with a solid performance against eventual national champion North Carolina in the Elite Eight, where he posted a career-high 12 points and 5 rebounds. He played a season-high 21 minutes in that 75-73 loss.
The production came as a surprise for Humphries, who averaged just 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season. He appeared in all 38 games for John Calipari but only made one start.
“This decision didn’t come easily for me, Humphries previously said in a press release after signing with an agent. “My goal has always been to play professionally. There is no better place to prepare you to take that step than the University of Kentucky.
“Over the last two years, thanks to Coach Cal and the coaching staff, I’ve gotten so much better and improved my game. I believe I have a lot more I can do, but I also believe that the time for me to take the next step is now.”
There’s also a chance that the Sydney, Australia native could wind up playing professionally in his native country.