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.
Humphrey in 2007
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Born||April 23, 1984|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Maryville (Maryville, Tennessee)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. During the 2007 Final Four, he hit four three-point shots in his team's 76–66 victory against UCLA 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. This win established Florida as the first team to repeat as NCAA basketball champions since Duke, in 1991 and 1992.
Humphrey was also a proven academic success, becoming just the second Gators basketball player to be named a first-team Academic All-American. 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.
|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|
|NCAA Tournament Statistics|
|* Florida Basketball Record. SEC Record. NCAA Record.|
- 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
- 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
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). 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. On January 7, 2015, he left Juventus due to back issues. He played 2 games averaging 6 points.
|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|
- Long, Mark (March 26, 2007). "Humphrey, Green destroy Ducks". Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
- Pells, Eddie (March 31, 2007). "UCLA Bruins/Florida Gators Recap, March 31, 2007". Associated Press. Retrieved March 31, 2007.
- Pells, Eddie (April 2, 2007). "NCAA Basketball Ohio State Buckeyes/Florida Gators Recap April 2, 2007 Yahoo! Sports". Associated Press. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
- 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.
- "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.
- Florida Career Statistics
- Ulm picks college ace Humphrey
- Lee Humphrey signs with Utenos Juventus
- Lee Humphrey leaves Utenos Juventus
- PAOK Thessaloniki Statistics
- Lee Humphrey Career Summary
- 2008–2009 Ratiopharm Ulm Statistics Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- 2009–2010 Ratiopharm Ulm Statistics Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine