Four-star center Isaac Humphries is in Lexington this weekend for a recruiting visit to the University of Kentucky.
Humphries’ visit was first reported by Scout.com director of recruiting Evan Daniels.
The 7-footer from Australia played the final half of this past season with La Lumiere (Ind.) after moving to the United States in December. He is currently a class of 2016 prospect but is not expected to return to La Lumiere for the upcoming season.
It’s possible that he could play college basketball instead, and UK would be the most likely destination if that happens.
Brad Johnstin — a former assistant coach at La Lumiere — has been helping Humphries with his recruitment, and he told the Herald-Leader on Friday afternoon that the high school player has been taking summer classes and participating in individual workouts.
Johnstin did not confirm that Humphries is pursuing a move to the class of 2015.
Rivals.com ranks Humphries as the No. 35 overall recruit in the class of 2016, and he could be a major addition to the Wildcats’ roster if he chooses to reclassify.
UK has a talented group of frontcourt players for this season — including Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress — but the Cats are lacking a player with the size of Humphries, who is listed at 260 pounds.
Humphries led the Australian junior national team with 18.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game during last summer’s FIBA under-17 world championships, taking the squad all the way to a gold-medal game matchup with an American team that included such players as Malik Newman, Ivan Rabb, Caleb Swanigan and Harry Giles.
UK has shown an active interest in his recruitment ever since he arrived in the United States.