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Former HHS star named college player of the week

From staff and wire reports - February 18, 2010

Arkansas Tech has named senior forward Irvin Humphrey as this week's sixth Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the 2009-10 school year.

Humphrey played his high school basketball at Hahnville.


Humphrey earns this week's honor after helping the top-ranked Wonder Boys remain undefeated on the season following its wins last week over Ouachita Baptist (74-65) and Delta State (88-77).  For the week, Humphrey, who is one of five seniors on this year's team, averaged 9.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game and shot 57 percent from the field and blocked three shots in two games.


He opened the week with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks in the win over OBU and then scored 11 points and had two boards in the victory over Delta State to help Tech improve to 18-0 overall and 5-0 in the GSC. On the season,
Humphrey, who has started all 18 games for the Wonder Boys, is averaging 6.9 points and a team-best 5.3 rebounds per game.


He is shooting a team-best 59 percent from the field and has blocked 26 shots (1.4 blocks per game), which is fourth in the latest GSC statistics. Humphrey has scored in double figures in four games this season, including tallying a career-high 16 points against North Alabama on Dec. 5.


In his three-plus seasons at Tech, Humphrey has scored 453 career points, has pulled down 453 career rebounds and has blocked 89 shots, including blocking a career-best 34 shots as a freshman in 2006-07.


He is a career 58.3 percent shooter from the field and has scored in double figures in 12 career games and has recorded one career double-double.

 

Getting to know Humphrey

What is your major?
IH: Wellness Science

What is your nickname?
IH: Irv Gotti

Where would you go if you could spend one week anywhere in the world?
IH: I would go back home to Louisiana.

What is your favorite food?
IH: I love red beans and rice.

What is your favorite movie?
IH: Love and Basketball

What is your favorite TV show(s)?
IH: Jamie Foxx Show

What is your favorite holiday?
IH: Christmas

What is the best class you've ever taken at Arkansas Tech?
IH: Anatomy

What is one thing you can't live without?
IH: My cell phone

Who are 3 people you would most like to meet (living or dead)?
IH: Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama and my great grandparents

Who is the biggest influence on your athletic career?
IH: My family

What is your greatest personal sports moment?
IH: Getting an athletic scholarship to attend Arkansas Tech

What is your most memorable moment as a Tech student-athlete?
IH: Winning the 2009 GSC Championship

If you could play another sport, what would it be?
IH: Football

What is your favorite professional sports team?
IH: New Orleans Saints

What is your dream job?
IH: Playing basketball in the NBA

What are your goal for this season?
IH: To win it all!

Irvin Humphrey
Irvin Humphrey