Pro Profiles: Lee Humphrey, Florida Gators Men’s Basketball, 2003-07

Often we forget to follow the professional careers of the Florida Gators who no longer wear the orange and blue. They become faint shadows in the back of our minds, but sometimes we just need to be reminded about the things that made them great and where they ended up professionally in life, whether it be in sports or a different career. That’s what Hail Florida Hail’s new series, Pro Profiles, is for–to educate the common Gator fan on the post-Gator life of Florida’s former greats.

Who better to start with than yours truly’s favorite Gator of all-time, Lee Humphrey. Humphrey, a key contributor and starter on the 2006 and 2007 championship squads, was deadly from behind the arc. And I mean deadly. He has the most 3-pointers of any Gator, shooting 43 percent in his career. Yet Humphrey was even more potent during the postseason with 46 percent behind the arc, becoming the all-time NCAA Tournament 3-point leader in 2007.

Among the 288 3-point field goals Humphrey swished in, his dismantling of the net against Oregon in the 2007 NCAA Tournament stands out in particular. Yes, Humphrey ripped the net, causing a major delay in the ball game and leaving me both annoyed by the delay and awed by the sharp-shooter. That solidified Humphrey as my favorite Gator player of all time, any sport.

Humphrey had active participation in university activities throughout his years at Florida in addition to his contributions to the team. He served as the President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was an Academic All-American at Florida. He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.

After his Gator career, Humphrey went undrafted in 2007 and later joined the Washington Wizards to play in the Summer League. He was cut, then spent three years bouncing around European leagues in Greece, Poland and Germany. Currently, Humphrey plays for the Rio-Grande Valley Vipers, an NBA Development League team. Humphrey still has the touch and is shooting 44 percent from behind the arc this season.

I’m hoping eventually Humphrey can make it to the NBA and someday there can be a reunion of the former Gators. Of course, we’d need a Taurean Green sighting as well.

Lee Humphrey was truly a great player and a joy to watch. We hope his development continues and he gets even further professionally.

About Evandagator

Writer at The Bull Gator.
Tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Pro Profiles: Lee Humphrey, Florida Gators Men’s Basketball, 2003-07

  1. Pingback: 5 Years Later: Where The Florida Gators 04s Are Now - The Bull Gator

  2. m88 says:

    Hi to every one, for the reason that I am really eager of reading this weblog’s post to be updated daily.
    It carries good information.

  3. Leyre says:

    Me encanta el Ciclismo en esta web hay equipamiento al costo.
    http://www.elbaratisimo.com

  4. Kimberley says:

    You’ve maⅾᥱ sօmе decent pоints therе. Ⅰ checked on the
    nett tto find oᥙt mⲟre agout the issue and found most individuals wilⅼ go along wih youг views on tɦіs
    web site.

  5. You can get double bubble screens, touring screens, race screens and adjustable screens.

    Here’s a short list of the more popular windscreen makers:.
    Some oof thhe great Yoga masters perform amazing feats tnat
    ranhge from stopping their hearts and controlling their body
    to generating financial success and levitation.

  6. NMD Adidas says:

    Helpful information. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I’m shocked why this accident didn’t
    came about in advance! I bookmarked it.

  7. What you said made a lot of sense. But, what about
    this? what if you were to write a killer post title?
    I ain’t suggesting your content is not solid, however suppose you added something to maybe grab people’s attention? I mean Pro Profiles:
    Lee Humphrey, Florida Gators Men's Basketball, 2003-07 – The Bull Gator is kinda vanilla.
    You should glance at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create article headlines to get people to click.
    You might try adding a video or a pic or two to grab readers excited about everything’ve
    got to say. Just my opinion, it might bring your
    website a little livelier.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *