Nationally-ranked prep powerhouse La Lumiere (IN) is going to receive a huge boost come Friday when highly anticipated 7-0 Isaac Humphries arrives in the United States. Humphries hails from Cronulla, New South Wales in Australia and is arriving on United States soil on Friday to embark on an American basketball career.
Humphries comes with much fan fare as one of the best high school players in world after an outstanding U17 World Championship which included a 41 point and 19 rebound performance against Canada. Humphries stands 7-0 tall and has a very polished game for a player his age being born in 1998.
Humphries committed to La Lumiere in June shortly after visiting the campus with his mother. Humphries was attracted to the great blend of academics and athletics that La Lumiere offers. Associate Head Coach Brad Johnstin of La Lumiere has been very active in the pursuit of Humphries and has kept tabs on Humphries since his commitment visiting him twice in his homeland and at the U17 World Championships in Dubai.
Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Oregon, and Florida have all begun to recruit Humphries who will delve further into the recruiting process once acclimated in the states.
Humphries is expected to make his debut December 21st at the prestigious City of Palms Tournament in Fort Meyers, FL.
Touted freshman guard Ernie Duncan of Vermont will miss the rest of the season with a back injury the school announced.
Duncan, a 6'3 guard, starred at Evansville Harrison as a prep where he is the all-time leading scorer at a school that also produced Calbert Cheaney (Indiana) and Walter McCarty (Kentucky), who both played in the NBA.
After several consults with the specialists and extensive diagnostic imagery, we feel it best to take this step in order to give Ernie the best chance for a complete recovery," Allison Shepherd, UVM's athletic medicine services director, said in a statement.
Vermont head coach John Becker is optimistic that Duncan will return by spring workouts according to the Burlington Free Press.