Men's Basketball: Waiver Request Approved


By Bryan Messerly for WVUsports.com
July 26, 2012 11:36 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The NCAA has approved a transfer waiver request for West Virginia University men’s basketball player Matt Humphrey.

Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound senior guard, will be eligible to compete for the Mountaineers this season. A Chicago native, Humphrey completed his undergraduate degree with a bachelor of arts in human development from Boston College in 2012. He will pursue a master’s degree at WVU this year.

As a junior at Boston College in 2011-12, Humphrey started 29 games and was second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game. He led the Eagles in minutes played (30.3) per game and steals (34), was second on the team in 3-point field goals made (55) and was third on the team in assists (50).

Humphrey had a season-high 18 points against Sacred Heart and posted double figures in 17 of 31 games. He had double figures in 10 Atlantic Coast Conference games and closed out the season with double figures in eight of the final 11 games.

As a sophomore at Oregon in 2009-10, Humphrey played in 19 games, making four starts. He missed 12 games because of a knee injury. Humphrey played an average of 16.2 minutes per game, averaging 5.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He was third on the team with 21 3-point field goals made. Humphrey scored a season-high 15 points – all in the second half and overtime – in an overtime win over UCLA.

During his freshman season at Oregon in 2008-09, Humphrey played in 31 games, making three starts and averaging 15.9 minute per game. He earned the program’s Jesse Nash Most Improved Player Award, averaging 4.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Humphrey ranked third on the team with 29 3-point field goals made and shot 35.4 percent from long range. He scored 11 points in 16 minutes against North Carolina and had 17 points in a home win over Oregon State. Humphrey was a starter in his first collegiate game against Northern Colorado.




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