Kris Humphries announces for NBA Draft today

Minnesota freshman Kris Humphries, who was College Basketball News' Freshman of the Year, announced that he will enter the NBA draft today at a press conference. Humphries led the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

Kris Humphries was a third-team College Basketball News All-American. He has a pro body and has worked hard to improve his outside touch and free throw shooting. He needs to continue to improve his ballhandling and passing skills. Some scouts wonder if he is a bit undersized as a power forward at 6-8 or 6-9 and not having the quickness to stick with some of the NBA's top small forwards on the defensive end.

Humphries is projected as a top 20 pick in the June 24th Draft that is expected to be dominated by underclassmen and foreign prospects.

Humphries is ranked #6 among power forward prospects behind Emeka Okafor of Connecticut, Dwight Howard from Southwest Atlanta Christian, Andris Biedrins of Lavia, Ivan Chiriaev from Russia and Kosta Perovic.

The hometown Minnesota Timberwolves do not have a first-round pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, due to the Joe Smith signing.

Humphries led the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

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