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WVU adds basketball transfer

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Guard Matt Humphrey joins Mountaineers program after stints at Boston College and Oregon

Matt Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard who previously attended Boston College and Oregon, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers, WVU coach Bob Huggins announced today.
 
A Chicago native, Humphrey completed his undergraduate degree with a bachelor of arts in human development from Boston College and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

“Matt will give us much needed experience on the front line,” says Huggins. “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.”

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.
 
“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,” says Huggins. “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 earned Chicago Sun Times 2A All-State first-team honors as a senior at Hales Franciscan High. He also garnered Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) 1A/2A All-State accolades.  Humphrey averaged 15.0 points per game in 2007-08 and helped the Spartans to a 30-4 record and the Class A state championship as a freshman, playing for coach Gary London. He played on the USA U18 national team that won the Silver medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Argentina. Humphrey played on the MeanStreets club team.

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