Lee Humphrey

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Lee Humphrey
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Humphrey in 2007
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 35)
Maryville, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High schoolMaryville (Maryville, Tennessee)
CollegeFlorida (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007PAOK Thessaloniki
2007–2008Energa Czarni
2008–2011ratiopharm Ulm
2011–2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012–2013Denain
2013–2014Kyiv
2014Alba Fehérvár
2014–2015BC Juventus
Career highlights and awards

Lee Anthony Humphrey (born April 23, 1984) is an American-born professional basketball player, who last played for BC Juventus of the Lithuanian League. Humphrey played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was a key member of the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2006 and 2007. He set both the season and career records at Florida for three-point field goals, making 113 in back-to-back seasons and 288 in his college career.

Early years[edit]

Humphrey was born in Maryville, Tennessee in 1984. He attended Maryville High School, where he played high school basketball for the Maryville Rebels. As a senior, he was named Tennessee's Class AAA Mr. Basketball for the 2002–03 season after averaging 27.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists.

College career[edit]

Humphrey accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2003 to 2007. He emerged as a prolific weapon from outside the arc during the 2005–06 season in which he hit several clutch three-pointers, including three in the Final Four against George Mason and the championship game against UCLA. The 73–57 win over UCLA was the clincher of Florida's first national basketball championship. The Gators finished the season with a 33–6 mark.

Humphrey's dominance continued during the 2006–07 campaign and with the other members of the starting five returning, the Gators rolled to a 35–5 record. On March 23, 2007, in the St. Louis regional NCAA tournament game against the Oregon Ducks, the game was delayed 10 minutes after a three-point shot Humphrey made damaged the net.[1] During the 2007 Final Four, he hit four three-point shots in his team's 76–66 victory against UCLA[2] in becoming the record holder for most three-pointers made during the NCAA tournament, surpassing former Duke star Bobby Hurley. On April 2, 2007, he won a second NCAA basketball championship with the Florida Gators, scoring 14 points in an 84–75 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes.[3] This win established Florida as the first team to repeat as NCAA basketball champions since Duke, in 1991 and 1992.[4]

Humphrey was also a proven academic success, becoming just the second Gators basketball player to be named a first-team Academic All-American.[5] Humphrey also served as the President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chapter at the University of Florida. He graduated from the university with a bachelor of science degree in applied physiology and kinesiology in 2007.

Statistics[edit]

Season GP-GS MP FGM-FGA FG PCT 3PT-ATT 3PT PCT FT-FTA FT PCT REB A TO BLK STL PF-DQ TP PTS/GAME[6]
Career Statistics
2003–2004 26–11 494 34–72 .472 25–57 .439 5–9 .556 31 29 23 0 11 18–0 98 3.8
2004–2005 32–6 521 52–130 .400 37–100 .370 14–21 .667 31 31 24 0 15 35–1 155 4.8
2005–2006 38–32 1138 142–299 .475 113–246 * .459 18–30 .600 71 72 39 0 28 43–0 415 10.9
2006–2007 40–40 1214 145–305 .475 113–246 * .459 9–13 .692 51 50 45 0 19 53–0 412 10.3
Totals 106–89 3367 373–806 .456 288–649 * .431 46–73 .629 184 182 131 0 73 149–1 1080 7.5
SEC Statistics
2003–2004 16–7 341 25–54 .463 18–43 .419 2.3 .667 24 24 16 0 9 12–0 70 4.4
2004–2005 16–5 285 27–65 .415 19–51 .373 5–9 .556 18 30 12 0 7 16–0 78 4.9
2005–2006 15–9 428 52–121 .430 38–97 .392 4–7 .571 27 26 13 0 13 18–0 146 9.7
2006–2007 16–16 508 62–124 .500 48–94 .511 3–4 .750 15 20 18 0 10 24–0 175 10.9
Totals 63–37 1562 166–364 .452 123–285 .424 14–23 .636 84 100 59 0 39 70–0 469 7.5
NCAA Tournament Statistics
2003–2004 1–1 27 0–0 .000 0–0 .000 0–0 .000 0 0 1 0 0 0–0 0 0.0
2004–2005 2–0 25 2–6 .333 2–5 .400 1–2 .500 0 0 2 0 0 2–0 7 3.5
2005–2006 6–6 205 25–55 .455 22–48 .458 5–7 .714 12 9 6 0 3 8–0 77 12.8
2006–2007 6–6 199 26–54 .481 23–49 .469 0–1 .000 7 4 7 0 2 9–0 75 12.5
Totals 15–12 456 53–115 .461 47–102 NCAA logo.svg .461 6–10 .600 19 15 16 0 5 19–0 159 9.3
* Florida Basketball Record. Southeastern Conference logo.svg SEC Record. NCAA logo.svg NCAA Record.

Records[edit]

NCAA Basketball

  • Most made 3-point field goals NCAA Tournament play: 55 in 14 games
  • Most consecutive games making a 3-point field goal in a season: 39 games from 11/14/06-4/2/07

Florida Basketball

  • Most 3-point field goals in a season: 113 in both the 2005–2006 and 2006–2007 seasons
  • Most 3-point field goals in a career: 288

Professional career[edit]

On June 30, 2007, Humphrey accepted an offer from the Washington Wizards to participate in their summer league but was cut. He then crossed the Atlantic, signing on with PAOK, one of Greece's best-known club teams. When the team signed a third American player, Humphrey was cut due to league rules that limit team rosters to two American players. He spent the second half of the 2007–2008 season in Poland playing for Energa Czarni, but saw limited minutes. In July 2008, Humphrey signed a one-year contract with Ratiopharm Ulm, a south German team playing in the Basketball Bundesliga (first German division).[7] After spending the 2011–12 season in the NBA Developmental League, he signed with Denain of France's second-tier league. On December 27, 2014, he signed with BC Juventus of the Lithuanian League.[8] On January 7, 2015, he left Juventus due to back issues. He played 2 games averaging 6 points.[9]

Season Team GP MP FGM-FGA FG PCT 3PT-ATT 3PT PCT FT-FTA FT PCT REB A TO BLK STL PF TP PTS/GAME Ref
2007–2008 PAOK Thessaloniki 4 99 13–36 .361 9–27 .333 0–0 .000 2 2 4 0 2 2 35 8.8 [10]
2007–2008 Energa Czarni 5 Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk Unk 6 1.2 [11]
2008–2009 Ratiopharm Ulm 36 1018 132–295 .448 90–205 .439 38–49 .776 41 24 43 0 17 54 392 10.9 [12]
2009–2010 Ratiopharm Ulm 33 890 90–237 .380 64–174 .368 23–29 .793 48 40 39 1 16 41 267 8.1 [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Mark (March 26, 2007). "Humphrey, Green destroy Ducks". Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Pells, Eddie (March 31, 2007). "UCLA Bruins/Florida Gators Recap, March 31, 2007". Associated Press. Retrieved March 31, 2007.
  3. ^ Pells, Eddie (April 2, 2007). "NCAA Basketball Ohio State Buckeyes/Florida Gators Recap April 2, 2007 Yahoo! Sports". Associated Press. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  4. ^ Pells, Eddie (April 2, 2007). "NCAA Basketball Florida State Seminoles/Florida Gators Recap April 25, 2007 Yahoo! Sports". Associated Press. Retrieved April 2, 2007. Despite not being drafted into the NFL, the Washington Wizards signed him as a free agent just days later where he hoped to earn a spot on their roster.
  5. ^ "Dow named First Team academic All-American". Ivy League Sports. February 28, 2007. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  6. ^ Florida Career Statistics
  7. ^ Ulm picks college ace Humphrey
  8. ^ Lee Humphrey signs with Utenos Juventus
  9. ^ Lee Humphrey leaves Utenos Juventus
  10. ^ PAOK Thessaloniki Statistics
  11. ^ Lee Humphrey Career Summary
  12. ^ 2008–2009 Ratiopharm Ulm Statistics Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ 2009–2010 Ratiopharm Ulm Statistics Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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