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Isaac Bradley Humphries (born 5 January 1998) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Kentucky.

Isaac Humphries
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Humphries with Kentucky in October 2016
No. 15 – Lakeland Magic
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 21)
Sydney, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeKentucky (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Sydney Kings
2018FMP
2018–2019Erie BayHawks
2019Atlanta Hawks
2019–presentLakeland Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early lifeEdit

Born in the Sydney suburb of Caringbah, Humphries grew up in Cronulla and started playing basketball at the age of 12. He had earlier played rugby league.[1] In 2010, he spent six months in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[2] "I had a pretty big growth spurt when I lived in Canada", he told theleader.com.au in January 2014.[1]

College careerEdit

Humphries attended Scots College in Sydney and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra before taking his game to the United States in December 2014[3] to play prep ball at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana.[4] Humphries enrolled at the University of Kentucky in 2015 and saw action in 23 games as a freshman. Coming off the bench in all but one game, he averaged 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per contest.[5]

In the 2016–17 campaign, Humphries appeared in 38 games for the Wildcats with one start, producing averages of 2.8 points and 2.8 boards per outing in 8.3 minutes a game.[6] He scored a career-high 12 points in his last college game, Kentucky’s 73-75 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the South Region finals where he was also named in the NCAA All-Regional tournament team.[7]

In April 2017, Humphries declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[8][9]

Professional careerEdit

Sydney Kings (2017–2018)Edit

Opting to turn professional, Humphries worked out with several NBA franchises over the summer, including the Washington Wizards, after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft.[10] Humphries returned to Australia and signed with his hometown team the Sydney Kings on 27 July 2017 for the 2017–18 NBL season.[11] With the Kings, Humphries averaged 6.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while shooting 58 percent in 16 minutes per game, making six starts in 26 appearances. He was subsequently named the NBL Rookie of the Year.[12]

FMP Beograd (2018)Edit

On 27 February 2018, Humphries agreed to a deal with FMP of the Basketball League of Serbia.[13][14]

Erie BayHawks (2018–2019)Edit

On 8 October 2018, Humphries signed a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks[15], but was later waived the day after.[16] Humphries was added to the training camp roster of the Erie BayHawks in October 2018.[17]

Atlanta Hawks (2019)Edit

On April 1, 2019, the Atlanta Hawks announced they had signed Humphries for the remainder of 2018–19 season, after the end of the 2018/2019 season Humphries was waived by the Hawks.[18]

Humphries joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2019 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Lakeland Magic (2019–present)Edit

On September 24, 2019, Humphries signed with the Orlando Magic.[19] He was waived and assigned to the Lakeland Magic.[20]

National team careerEdit

Humphries made his debut for the Australian junior national team at the 2013 FIBA Oceania Under-16 Championship. In 2014, he helped Australia win the silver medal at the FIBA Under-17 World Championship, averaging 18.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game during the tournament. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.[21] Humphries made his senior debut for the Australian national team in a 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifying match against Kazakhstan, where he recorded 17 points and 7 rebounds in a dominant performance.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Atlanta 5 1 11.2 .286 .273 2.2 .0 .2 .0 3.0
Career 5 1 11.2 .286 .273 2.2 .0 .2 .0 3.0

NBA G LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Erie 46 34 21.8 .538 .337 .662 7.0 1.0 .8 1.0 11.3
Career 46 34 21.8 .538 .337 .662 7.0 1.0 .8 1.0 11.3

NBLEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Sydney 26 6 16.5 .583 .000 .653 3.7 .8 .7 1.0 6.9
Career 26 6 16.5 .583 .000 .653 3.7 .8 .7 1.0 6.9

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Kentucky 23 1 9.1 .390 .733 2.4 .1 .1 .7 1.9
2016–17 Kentucky 38 1 8.3 .511 .600 2.8 .2 .2 .5 2.8
Career 61 2 8.6 .473 .650 2.7 .2 .2 .6 2.4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Haigh, Paul (16 January 2014). "Giant leap for Cronulla teen, 16, who scores top basketball scholarship". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ "La Lu Defeats Wasatch, Isaac Humphries Australian Impact On Canadians". Northpolehoops.com. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  3. ^ Haigh, Paul (23 September 2015). "Sutherland Sharks Basketball Association junior Issac Humphries' US dream". St George & Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  4. ^ "7-Footer Humphries Joins Four Canadians At La Lumiere - Hoops Hype Canada | Canadian Basketball News". Hoops Hype Canada | Canadian Basketball News. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  5. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball Team Stats - UK Wildcats". University of Kentucky | Official Athletics Site. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Basketball (M) Stats - UK Wildcats". University of Kentucky | Official Athletics Site. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Humphries leaving Kentucky to pursue pro basketball career". kentucky. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Isaac Humphries Turns Pro, Plans to Sign with an Agent | UK Wildcats News". University of Kentucky | Official Athletics Site. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Aussie big man Humphries set for NBA draft". The West Australian. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  10. ^ Logue, Matt (27 July 2017). "Sydney Kings sign Aussie US college big man Isaac Humphries in huge boost to NBL title chances". News.com.au. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  11. ^ "SYDNEY KINGS SUCCEED IN ISAAC HUMPHRIES PURSUIT". NBL.com.au. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  12. ^ Fisher, Chris (27 February 2018). "Isaac Humphries named NBL Rookie of the Year". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Isaac Humphries agreed to a deal with FMP". sportando.basketball. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Isaac Humphries inks 3-year deal with FMP". aba-liga.com. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Isaac Humphries". NBA.com. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Waive Isaac Humphries". NBA.com. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  17. ^ Hartman, Billy (20 October 2018). "Erie BayHawks Finalize 2018 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Isaac Humphries For The Remainder Of The Season". NBA.com. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  19. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Orlando Magic sign free agent Isaac Humphries". Orlando Magic PR on Twitter. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  20. ^ Lambert, Ivan (7 November 2019). "Lakeland Magic open 3rd season Friday at Fort Wayne". The Ledger. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Isaac Humphries's profile". FIBA.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Aussie G-League stars help Boomers clinch top spot after win over Kazakhstan". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 22 February 2019.

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