UK Big Man Isaac Humphries Comes Through in Florida Victory [VIDEO]
Prior to Kentucky's 80-61 rout of Florida Saturday afternoon, senior forward Alex Poythress injured his non-surgical knee and was unavailable for the game.
The thing is, Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis, and Derek Willis combined for 65 of the team's 80 points, so Poythress could have DELIBERATELY sat out and the 'Cats would have been fine.
But you need an inside presence. And that's been Kentucky's Achilles' heel all season long.
Against the Gators, freshman center Skal Labissiere was once again barely there, with 2 points and 3 rebounds while junior forward Marcus Lee, again, fouled out with 4 points and 6 rebounds.
Let me repeat, the front court had little to do with Kentucky's success against Florida Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena, but it MUST have been encouraging for Big Blue Nation to see freshman Isaac Humphries come on to the floor and give the 'Cats 15 solid minutes while contributing 4 points and 6 rebounds.
The big Aussie will likely get more PT from John Calipari after that performance.
You might have forgotten about him since he's only played 21 total minutes since the UCLA game back on December 3rd. That day, Humphries played 27 minutes. That's right, he's played 6 fewer than that in the last 2 months.
But he was thrilled and thankful to help and doesn't mind being on the bench if the coach feels that's where he needs to be.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Kentucky Wildcats' legitimate fourth option down low--Sydney, Australia's Isaac Humphries.