June 3, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Ryan Humphrey, a 6-8, 235-pound forward from Tulsa, Okla., has announced that he will enroll at the University of Notre Dame and become a member of the Irish basketball team.
Humphrey, a member of the University of Oklahoma basketball team the past two seasons, will have to sit out the 1999-2001 season under NCAA regulations and will be eligible to play the next two seasons.
Humphrey was the fourth-leading scorer for the Sooners last year at 11.1 points per game, while Oklahoma posted a 22-11 record and advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. He was second on the team in rebounds, and 11th in the Big 12) at 7.5 rebounds per contest and started 30 of the Sooners’ 32 games. Humphrey was a third-team all-Big 12 selection as a sophomore by the conference coaches. He was the fourth-leading shot-blocker in the Big 12 at 2.0 per game and shot 50.2% from the field.
As a freshman in 1997-98, Humphrey was named to the Big 12 all-freshman team after averaging 9.2 points per game and a team-high 6.5 rebounds. Oklahoma also played in the NCAA tournament in 97-98, losing in the first round to Indiana.
Humphrey was named a McDonald’s and Parade All-American following his senior season at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. He was the Gatorade player of the year in Oklahoma and was a two-team Nike All-American. He averaged 25.1 points per game as a senior along with 14.0 rebounds and three assists. Washington posted a 27-1 record in his senior year and won the Oklahoma 5A state title.
Humphrey was also an outstanding high school football players and earned Parade All-American honors as a tight end.
Humphrey’s father, Al, played college football at Tulsa and also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His brother, Rod, played football at the University of Pittsburgh.