Calipari, Kentucky sign 7-foot Australian Isaac Humphries

Calipari, Kentucky sign 7-foot Australian Isaac Humphries

Published Aug. 20, 2015 5:32 p.m. ET

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed Australian 7-footer Isaac Humphries to a Wildcats' frontcourt that lost four big men to the NBA draft.

Originally part of the 2016 class, the 250-pound Humphries recently reclassified to 2015. A top-50 prospect by several services, he joins Kentucky's group of international newcomers including Haitian Skal Labissiere and Canadians Mychal Mulder and Jamal Murray.

Most importantly for Calipari, Humphries fills a void left by the departures of Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson. The coach compared him to former Wildcat Josh Harrellson and said in a release, ''He's very skilled, has great hands and is a great passer.''

Humphries played last season at La Lumiere School in Indiana and recently helped Australia's Under-17 team finish second at the World Championships.