If you needed any more proof that basketball is truly an international game, consider that Kentucky is hosting a 6-foot-9 prospect from New Zealand and that head coach John Calipari last week watched a 7-footer from Australia.
Tai Wynyard is a 16-year-old 2016 power forward from New Zealand who is on Kentucky’s campus now, and will trip to Villanova and Texas later this week. Isaac Humphries is the Australian 7-footer whom Calipari saw last week.
“He is a big, strong kid,” Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com told the Herald-Leader of Wynyard. “He’s very, very mature physically for his age — has really filled out. A lot of European players, people usually think about them as being skinny. He is thick. And he uses that to his advantage. He can go inside and just bully people — he can punish them around the rim because he’s so big and strong. And he’s also a big-time competitor. He’s a hustler.”