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Valpo Signs Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced that Vincent Humphrey, of Fenwick High School in Chicago, has signed a national letter of intent to attend VU and play basketball.

Humphrey, a 6'4", 200-pound guard-forward, was selected as the Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year in 2003-04. A Second Team All-State selection as a junior and senior, Humphrey is a three-time First Team All-Catholic League player. During his four-year career, Fenwick captured three league championships and owned a .750 winning percentage. Humphrey was heavily recruited by numerous Division I schools.

?We are thrilled that Vince decided to come to VU," Drew said. ?He has strong character and comes from a wonderful family. Vince is a leader and has been well coached. He possesses all of the fundamentals of being able to shoot, pass, play defense and rebound."

In his senior year, Humphrey led Fenwick to a 21-7 record and Catholic League title. Humphrey averaged 18.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. The team's captain, he proved to be a standout in league play, leading the Catholic League in scoring with 20.3 ppg. Fenwick advanced to the Lyons Sectional Finals. Humphrey scored a season-high 29 points against Loyola Academy.

?Vince is Valpo's kind of player and student," Fenwick head coach John Quinn said. ? He is talented on both ends of the floor as he can play the post, step out and shoot the three, take it to the basket and provide great defense."

Fenwick's second all-time leading scorer (behind Corey Maggette of the Los Angeles Clippers), Humphrey netted 1,584 career points. As a junior, he averaged 21.7 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 2.3 apg., and 2.5 spg. as Fenwick compiled a 22-5 mark and a league title. His best games included a career-high 33-point performance against Von Steuben when he was 17-for-17 from the free throw line, and a 31-point effort against Brother Rice.

As a sophomore, he averaged 16.0 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. in helping Fenwick to a 21-5 record and league championship. Humphrey played significant minutes as a freshman, earning a starting position in the second half of the season. During his four-year career, Fenwick produced a 41-14 mark in Catholic League games.

Humphrey has been an extremely effective free throw shooter, draining 82 percent (467 for 572) from the charity stripe, including 90 percent in the fourth quarter over his career.

?He's the best pressure free throw shooter I've seen in my 24-year coaching career," Quinn said.

?I've never been more confident about a person making the successful transition from high school to college than I am with Vince."

A Mr. Basketball and McDonald's All-American nominee, Humphrey will play for the North Team in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-Star Game on June 26 in Bloomington, Ill.

Humphrey joins Jarryd Loyd, a 5'11" point guard from Niles West High School in Skokie, Ill., and Aris Williams, a 6'9" forward from Georgetown Preparatory School in Washington D.C., as members of the 2004 recruiting class.






W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo