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Aussie
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Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

On Kentuckys Facebook page.

It will be interesting to see where he plays

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Anonymous
Last month
01:18 13 Apr 17

Reply #633400

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Sydney kings?


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SteveK2
Last month
06:30 13 Apr 17

Reply #633401

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

^ Not that quick yet anon. He's going to enter the NBA draft. Maybe if that doesn't work out.


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Anonymous
Last month
07:37 13 Apr 17

Reply #633402

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Do Kentucky have big men incoming that would potentially take playing time away from Humphries next season?


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BOB
Last month
08:07 13 Apr 17

Reply #633403

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

2.8 ppg in 8 minutes per game is not going to get to much interest , Sydney would be a good option especially now Khazzough has gone.


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spot up
Last month
08:17 13 Apr 17

Reply #633404

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Seems an odd decision if true..


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Aussie
Last month
08:26 13 Apr 17

Reply #633406

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

It is true. Isaac and Coach Cal are in an article about his decision.

I don't care where he goes, as long as he gets at least 15mpg in his first pro season


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Aussie
Last month
08:29 13 Apr 17

Reply #633408

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba/nba-draft-2017-isaac-humphries-of-kentucky-university-australian-sevenfooter-declares-for-draft/news-story/d9524c5b9b2c5e34b5e84946f039eace

No way that he gets an NBA gig, at this stage


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Anonymous
Last month
10:18 13 Apr 17

Reply #633412

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2702997-burning-questions-for-college-basketballs-2017-april-signing-period


This is probably why Humphries is leaving


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LC
Last month
10:19 13 Apr 17

Reply #633413

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Will be interesting to see where he ends up. Hope he gets drafted...a lot can happen between now and the draft. Realistically though, Europe would be a good option and then try the NBA - he is only 19.


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Aussie
Last month
10:45 13 Apr 17

Reply #633414

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

LC Does he have a European passport?


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LC
Last month
14:33 13 Apr 17

Reply #633441

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I don't believe he has a dual passport.

He would have to play as an import in Europe like Bolden has been if he went down that path.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:37 13 Apr 17

Reply #633474

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Should have left a long time ago.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:55 13 Apr 17

Reply #633476

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I believe he's going to Europe and I agree he should have left long ago.

From a basketball playing perspective, through lack of opportunities, this year was a waste go Isaac.

US College, not what its cracked up to be!


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SteveK2
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19:20 13 Apr 17

Reply #633479

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Will be interesting to see where he ends up. Hope he gets drafted


He is a slim chance to get drafted late in 2nd round. His performance in the Elite Eight no doubt provided that slim window of opportunity.

IMHO, its a very bad gambit by him. A breakout performance even in a big stage like that may not be enough to convince teams late in the draft to gamble on him, even if he signs with the most networked agent in the NBA. He will have to absolutely impress them during workouts and interviews.

There will be many questions and scrutiny on why he was in so much foul trouble in his two seasons with the Cats. Is it a coachability issue? Calipari isn't a bad coach mind you.

He could withdraw before June 23 and re-enter later. He's only 19 and got plenty of time. Best scenario would be to play 2-3 pro seasons, get into a team with a coach that will help tear up the league and enter the draft at 21-22 years of age.

Europe is the better choice for scouting prospects but may become as risky as Kentucky with regards to playing time. If the coach isn't enamoured by him, he won't get the opportunity to shine. The NBL isn't half bad at the moment to get scouted, the league got a bit of notoriety last season after chewing and spitting out a few NBA prospects/alumni, but his opportunity is pretty much limited to the Kings which may suit him as he's a Hobbit. Just have to convince Gaze to keep feeding him the ball to pad the stats.


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Anonymous
Last month
09:36 14 Apr 17

Reply #633509

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

So a player who can't get a good run at college level,and when he does get on isn't producing is going to now get picked up by an NBA team .....my god what planet do these kids and their advisors live on


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Anonymous
Last month
16:44 14 Apr 17

Reply #633532

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

They're all at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.


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hoopie
Last month
16:50 14 Apr 17

Reply #633537

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I blame the agents and advisers for putting unrealistic dreams into their heads.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:31 14 Apr 17

Reply #633601

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

There was a topic when he first signed with Kentucky about the pros and cons. Most of the pros were about being with a large program, coaching, exposure, results of players drafted despite being a bench player.
Biggest con from memory was not getting minutes and getting lost in the system which it looks like he has been.
I really think he should transfer, sit out the year and showcase himself at a mid major. I'm sure someone like Gonzaga would grab him and give him minutes to show himself. Like everyone says, he's only 19, if he had a Euro passport maybe, but otherwise the best he can hope for is a gig in NBL and hope to go to training camp in a few years.
Starting to highlight signing with a big program like Froling did as well is not what it's cracked up to be. Better to be a big fish in small pond like Baynes and Bairstow will give you better chance at getting into league.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:41 14 Apr 17

Reply #633602

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

He should be going to st Mary's to replace Landale after senior season.


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LC
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08:51 15 Apr 17

Reply #633607

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

And sit out 12 months due to transfer rules? You have to be kidding.


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Anonymous
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09:23 15 Apr 17

Reply #633608

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I think Bogut is a good example of what Humphries should've done. He went to a decent college where he was going to be the alpha male and then excelled in that environment. He was never going to show his skills at Kentucky


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Scopes44
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09:33 15 Apr 17

Reply #633609

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I don't think you can blame agents and advisers on his call to leave and go pro. He didn't get time on court. Simple. He wants to play and he has an upside a pro team will sign him for whatever role he wants.
I suspect, he wants to show someone who has faith that he can play and that the two years weren't a waste because of his association with one of the best college coaches ever.
Good luck to him, he may not get drafted. Pfft, even if he gets drafted in 2ND round, he won't be playing in the NBA. There is a lot of draft and stash going on anyway. I actually suspect possible kings signing but I have no basis of it being true as I think they cleaning house for next season. Then he'll go Europe.


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SteveK2
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09:49 15 Apr 17

Reply #633611

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Transferring to a smaller program in a weaker conference has 2 negative connotations. Firstly, the impression that he can't perform in an elite environment. This will almost certainly lower his draft chances. Going pro in a league deemed to be on-par with elite NCAA conference will not.

The second, as said, you have to sit out a year. Besides his size, his age is a precious commodity if you want to get drafted. You don't want to waste that.


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Anonymous
Last month
16:25 15 Apr 17

Reply #633628

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I haven't seen anything humphries has done to compare him to Bogut, Bogut was athletic beast for a 7 ft player when drafted. Humphries has not shown anything at colledge.


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Anonymous
Last month
06:57 17 Apr 17

Reply #633677

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

What's wrong with sitting out for a year, he's 19, got into Kentucky early. Why not train for a year, have one really good junior season and hopefully get a first round pick. Problem with today everyone thinks unless you're one and done you're no good. Tim Duncan had a pretty good career after four years at Wake. Why not go into the league with a tonne of minutes under belt. No-one is going to draft a 7 footer with limited exposure unless he has Porzingis like skills.


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Anonymous
Last month
12:06 17 Apr 17

Reply #633684

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

^^^ Finally some common sense ^^^


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SteveK2
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11:52 20 Apr 17

Reply #633910

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Well you can put to rest those ideas of returning to college.

http://www.aseaofblue.com/2017/4/19/15362996/isaac-humphries-signs-agent-projected-recent-nba-mock-draft

Same agent for Venky Jois, Jonah Bolden and the very same one involved in that hullabaloo with Jerome Randle and the 36ers.

Other mock drafts haven't rated him yet so either he's not yet on their radar or they don't fancy his chances. Even that Kentucky journo didn't think he's got a good chance.


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Wookiee
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12:01 20 Apr 17

Reply #633911

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I thought Jerome was with the same agency but a different actual agent?

But definitely the same agent as a bunch of other NBL players like Cam Gliddon, Goulding, etc, plus Aron Baynes as well, so he's probably in pretty good hands...


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SteveK2
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12:18 20 Apr 17

Reply #633913

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I thought Jerome's was Zach but the Fox Sports article on that Jerome saga mentioned that Dan was his agent so they may not be exclusively tied to one particular agent within the agency.


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LC
Last month
12:40 20 Apr 17

Reply #633916

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

NBADraft.net has Humphries being selected ta pick #46, with Bolden one earlier at 45.

Humphries has averaged 10min across two seasons at KY; he wants to play. Sitting out a year was not a serious option for him.


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Anonymous
Last month
12:56 20 Apr 17

Reply #633917

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I'm surprised they have him projected that highly.


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SteveK2
Last month
13:15 20 Apr 17

Reply #633921

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

If his motivation is primarily playing time then his pro options would be minor/2nd tier Euro leagues, Asian or NBL. He won't get much time in NBA or top Euro leagues.

If on the odd chance, he does get drafted then he probably will get sent to the D-league with minimal contract and may be 'loaned' out to other leagues, or he may have his draft right stashed but left to his own to carve out a contract somewhere.

I still think its slightly better that he withdraw this year, turn pro somewhere he can show his game that lured KY then re-enter when it looks like he might get into 1st round as that's guaranteed. The NBL didn't seem to affect Ferguson draft stock much, so that says a lot about their opinion of NBL pedigree. Ferguson also had stat lines in the NBL comparable to Humphries.


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LC
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13:55 20 Apr 17

Reply #633928

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

I think Humphries game is more suited to Europe in any case. If he can go anywhere near to replicating what Jonah Bolden has done this past season, he will do well.


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Anonymous
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22:55 21 Apr 17

Reply #634040

re: Isaac Humphries to turn pro, leaves Kentucky

Worst decision to go to Kentucky, got caught up with all of Caliparis hype, now will go undrafted, which may help him in picking a team he may fit in. Spurs maybe.


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