Huggins adds BC transfer Humphrey
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 01:06
Former Boston College guard Matt Humphrey will transfer to West Virginia.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Boston College last year, Humphrey will be eligible to come and play immediately for West Virginia.
He was the lone upperclassman to start on a young Boston College team that finished 9-22 last season. As a junior, he averaged 30 minutes and 10.3 points per game.
"His size and length will definitely make us a better defensive team on the perimeter and should help us create matchup problems for opposing defenses," said West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins in a statement from the University.
"He will give us another 3-point threat, which will enable us to stretch defenses and open up the posts for our inside guys."
Humphrey played his first two seasons at Oregon before transferring to BC following his sophomore year. He made seven starts in his two seasons with the Ducks and averaged 5.4 points in more than 16 minutes per game as a sophomore.
"Matt will give us much-needed experience on the front line," Huggins said. "In having played in the Pac-12 and ACC, his familiarity with multiple offensive and defensive schemes will help us at both ends of the floor."
Humphrey will be a scholarship player for West Virginia next season, meaning the Mountaineers are currently one over the limit they are allowed to have on the roster with the addition of the Chicago native – one of the other 13 players currently on scholarship.
Of the three incoming freshmen in next season’s class, Elijah Macon is the only one who has yet to enroll.
His head coach at Huntington Prep (W.Va.), Rob Fulford, told The Daily Athenaeum that Macon is currently taking classes to improve grades from when he attended Marion-Franklin High School in Columbus, Ohio. Fulford said he will need three summer classes with "very good" grades as well as improvement on his ACT score by a few more points.
He took the test June 9.