Kris Humphries, a 6-8, 220 pound junior forward from Hopkins H.S. in Minnetonka, Minn., did take his scheduled unofficial visit to Arizona for the big UCLA game, according to Kris' dad, William.
"Well the McKale arena is everything that we heard it was," Mr. Humphries said. "It was packed to capacity with loud fans who stood the whole game and willed the team to a win. To be down by 20 at the half and come back is unreal."
Mr. Humphries said they had the opportunity to meet with the coaches. "We had dinner and breakfast with the coaches and got to know them better," Mr. Humphries said. "We also met with academic people. Overall, it is a nice campus and great winning tradition. The coaches do a good job of preparing the players to play and succeed in life. We were impressed and glad that we went."
Mr. Humphries told us that Kris is waiting to see how the new recruiting rules will affect his future visits. "Louisville is a school that we are planning to visit on March 2nd regardless of the rules," Mr. Humphries said. "We want to see them play a game. Tubby Smith (Kentucky coach) will be here Friday to watch Kris play."
Marquette, Kansas, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan State, Georgetown, and Tennessee are also being highly considered. Kris has already taken several other unofficial visits thus far -- to Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State.
In addition to the above programs, Humphries' very large and early list includes Illinois and Maryland.
Humphries comes from an excellent athletic background. His dad was a football player at the University of Minnesota while his mom was a collegiate rower. His sister is currently on scholarship as a swimmer at Texas.