Kris Humphries

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    Kris Nathan Humphries (born) 6, February 1985 is an American professional basketball player who last played for the NBA's New Jersey Nets. He became an unrestricted free agent in 2011.was born
    in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Debra and William Humphries former football player for the
    University of Minnesota. He is of mixed-race; his father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian. Humphries also has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela. His first success in sports came in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10 year old in the nation in 6 events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. still holds the US national record for the 50M and 100M freestyle for 10 and under boys. At age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball. attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led them to a 25–2 record and its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years. He was subsequently named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today. He was also named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Minnesota Mr. Basketball, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News. He was one of 10 finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, averaging a double double in his final three seasons, averaging 25.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game as a senior. Coming out of high school, Humphries accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota instead. At Minnesota, Humphries was named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was also named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the media and coaches. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and by He was the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He scored in double figures in all 29 games, with 16 point/rebound double-doubles on the season for Minnesota. He averaged 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds (both tops in the Big Ten), while shooting .444 percent from the field and .742 from the line. On February 18, 2004 he set a school record with 36 points at Indiana. He also set a school record for most points by a freshman for a season with 629. He became the first Big Ten freshman to be named conference Player of the Week in two of the first three weeks of the season. Although Humphries was personally successful at Minnesota, the team struggled. The Gophers finished 12 . 18, with a 3 . 13 record in the Big Ten during Humphries' lone season. That tied Penn State for the worst record in the conference. Critics accused Humphries of playing selfishly, preferring to inflate his statistics and NBA draft stock rather than help the team win games. The team had a .500 record before his arrival and finished with a 10 . 6 conference record in the season after he left.

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