Kris Humphries, best known for his career in the NBA, is one of the most dominant players in the league. With over 490 career game points since 2004, Humphries was the 2011-2012 season starting power forward for the New Jersey Nets. Before playing for the Nets, Humphries played for the Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz. Preceding his NBA career, which started at 19, Kris attended his Father’s alma Marta, the University of Minnesota, where his stay was short but presence was lasting. After his freshman year, Kris was the Utah Jazz’s 2004 first round pick, and overall 14th in the draft.
Before the 6’9’’ power forward’s love for Basketball, his interest lied in swimming. He remains the current USS National record holder for the 50-meter freestyle in the ten and under division. Kris was ranked #1 in six events, only second to US Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps. At twelve, Kris gave up swimming and began to develop his renowned basketball skills. He was the star at Hopkins High School in Minnesota, where in 2002 he led the team to their first state championship in 49 years. Humphries won numerous awards throughout his high school career, including 2003 Mcdonald’s All-American, Minnesota Mr. Basketball, state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News, 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten First Team by media and coaches.
His parents, Debra and William Humphries, and two older sisters Krystal and Kaela continue to be his biggest fans. They currently reside in Minneapolis Minnesota, where Kris grew up.