20 - Rhett Humphrey
Rhett Humphrey
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cheney, Wash.
High School: Cheney HS '03
Previous College: Wenatchee Valley CC, Wash.
Position: G
Experience: 1L
2005-06: Selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Averaged 16.1 minutes per game in 30 games off the bench. He scored in double figures in three games, including a high of 15 against Idaho State (2/27/06) when he made 5-of-6 three-point attempts in the 94-87 road win. He also had 11 points against Marquette (11/23/05) and 10 at Montana State (1/26/06). Originally a walk-on, he earned a scholarship with his performance during the year. College: Redshirted (2002-03) and played (2003-04) at Whitworth, and played one season at Wenatchee Valley Community College (2004-05). He played in 16 games at Whitworth, averaging 3.3 minutes and 1.0 points per game. Whitworth finished 18-6 that season as Humphrey added five rebounds, two assists and perfect 8-of-8 free throw shooting. At Wenatchee, he was selected to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Academic Team and was named to WVCC's Dean's List. High School: Graduated from Cheney High School in 2002. He averaged 11.6 points as a senior and as a junior helped lead the Blackhawks to the State 3A Tournament where he scored 48 points in three games, including 20 points with four three-pointers in a loser-out game. Cheney finished 22-6 his junior season as he averaged 12.3 points per game. As a defensive back in football, Humphrey earned first team All-State honors from Associated Press as a senior in the 2001 season. He also advanced to the State 3A Track and Field Championships in 2001 in the 300 hurdles. Personal: Marketing major. Son of Denny and Bev Humphrey. He has two brothers (Jay, Keith) and one sister (Lindsey). He was coached in high school by his father, who enters his fifth season as an administrative assistant for the EWU men's basketball program. Denny compiled a 552-275 record in 34 seasons as a high school head coach, made 15 state tournament appearances (nine as Cheney's coach) and was inducted into the Washington State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame on June 28, 2004, in Spokane. Denny's oldest son, Jay, and brother, Mark, also went on to coach high school basketball.
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