Humphries To Announce For Duke On The Radio
Kris Humphries, a combo forward from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, committed to Duke today, per our sources. Humphries is widely regarded as one of the Top 25 players in the Class of 2003.
Last season, the Minneapolis Metro Player of the Year, averaged 26.5 points and 11.1 rebounds a game. His recruitment was highlighted during the school year as a parade of head coaches at the highest level came passing through his high school to watch him play.
In the end, Duke, Minnesota and Kansas were the finalists. He visited Kansas and Duke. Interestingly enough, Humphries' father was a football player for the Gophers. However, due to sanctions from the Clem Haskins Era at Minnesota, the Gophers did not have enough scholarships to bring Humphries onto campus for an official visit. Regardless, he did make his share of unofficial visits to the campus.
Humphries follows a pattern of recruiting Duke has trademarked the past few years. For the most part, the big men they recruit are athletic, skilled and versatile. Humphries is no exception.
Look for him to attend the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival and Nike Camp.
Duke moved swiftly and rather quietly in the race for Humphries. Unlike in other cases, the Devils weren't mentioned quite as long as other programs. At mid-year, there weren't many people who factored the Blue Devils into the race for Humphries. Behind the scenes, they weren't one of the schools most frequently mentioned. With that said, they moved quickly and quietly to get this done.
The Humphries announcement took place on WCCO Radio on Mike Max Show.