Centre Isaac Humphries has ended up the present day Australian to enroll in the NBA, signing with the Atlanta Hawks till their season ends the subsequent week.
“Absolute dream come actually…Wow, I’m an NBA player!” Humphries tweeted.
The 21-yr-vintage has most recently been playing within the NBA’s G League with the Erie BayHawks in which he averaged eleven. Three points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a game.
After a US university stint with Kentucky, Humphries spent the 2017/18 NBL season with the Sydney Kings and become named rookie of the year.
Humphries, on a 10-day agreement with the Hawks, joins 12 other Australians within the NBA, led by Philadelphia’s 2016 No. 1 draft pick out Ben Simmons.
His recruitment method for the first time within the league’s history, Australia has thirteen players on NBA contracts — a new document high.
The phrases of the contract approach he’s going to earn $6600 in keeping with day with the Hawks after a report claimed he will, be paid $66,000 ($US47,000) for his 10-day deal.
With the Hawks best having five extra games before they attain the end line on their 28-49 season, Humphries is calling at earning around $thirteen,000 per sport.
He advised foxsports.Com.Au he turned into in “disbelief” after receiving the coolest news from his agent.
“I simply stood up and my coronary heart simply commenced pounding,” Humphries said.
“You suppose, like, how will you react when you find out you’re going to be an NBA participant, or you’re going to get an NBA agreement? I simply had no idea how I’d react. I’d seen my friends and how they reacted. I just stood up in my empty condominium, and my coronary heart just started pounding and pounding and pounding.
“I turned into in whole disbelief.
“I kinda desired to cry, but I didn’t. I don’t understand why. I just don’t cry as a person. The reality that I was very close to crying method plenty to me.”
AUSTRALIANS IN THE NBA
Andrew Bogut (Golden State Warriors), Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs), Aron Baynes (Boston Celtics), Matthew Dellavedova and Deng Adel (Cleveland Cavaliers), Dante Exum and Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Thon Maker (Detroit Pistons), Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia 76ers), Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas Mavericks), Mitch Creek (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Isaac Humphries (Atlanta Hawks).