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Friday / November 15.
  • Kentucky sophomore forward Isaac Humphries is turning professional. The 7-foot Humphries will pursue options in the NBA and internationally.

    Humphries plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate eligibility at Kentucky.

    “First and foremost, I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for its unwavering support,” Humphries said. “Coming from Australia, I had no idea what to expect when I got to Kentucky, but you made me one of your own. Your support and passion over the last two years has been unbelievable. I can’t thank you enough for making me feel at home.

    “This decision didn’t come easily for me. My goal has always been to play professionally. There is no better place to prepare you to take that step than the University of Kentucky. Over the last two years, thanks to Coach Cal and the coaching staff, I’ve gotten so much better and improved my game. I believe I have a lot more I can do, but I also believe that the time for me to take the next step is now.

    Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins has declared for the NBA Draft, he announced Tuesday. He is exploring his options without hiring an agent at this time, but intends to hire an agent at a later date.

    “This was a significant decision for my family and me,” Collins said. “It was definitely one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. I just want to thank everyone at Gonzaga, especially the coaching staff and my teammates. This season was special and something I will never forget. It was the most fun year of my life. I want to thank all of the Zag fans for all of their support and passion. I’ll always be proud to be a Zag.”

    Collins is currently projected as the No. 13 pick in 2017 by DraftExpress.com.

    “He’s the best center in the draft lottery,” one NBA executive told FanRagSports.com.

    “Terrific upside,” a second NBA executive said. “He will be a lottery pick by the time he leaves school.”