Fighting Irish had coach will be feted along with Alabama's Nick Saban and Indiana's Tom Crean.
AS A FIFTH-YEAR PLAYER: Tri-captain of 2001-02 Irish along with senior teammates David Graves and Harold Swanagan... touted as one of the top returning transfers last season, he returns as the team's leading scorer and rebounder for the Irish... tremendously gifted athlete who is a good finisher around the basket... versatile shooter who can draw defenses out from underneath the basket with this perimeter game...an adept shot blocker, he ranked among the nation's leaders in that category a year ago... versatile athlete with outstanding leaping ability...with the departure of Troy Murphy, will look to become even greater threat offensively this season... must continue to have a defensive presence on the floor and boards... should be among the top rebounders in the BIG EAST this season.
AS A SENIOR: Transfer from
University of Oklahoma had an outstanding first season with Irish as he averaged 14.1 points and 9.0 as the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder...was a third team all-BIG EAST selection... averaged 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in Notre Dame's two NCAA tournament games...scored 15 points, grabbed six boards and blocked four shots against Xavier (Mar. 16) in first-round win over the Musketeers and then recorded his 10th double-double of the season by scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 boards against Mississippi (Mar. 18)... ranked 18th nationally in blocked shots with 2.7 per game, while his single-season total of 79 was the second-high total in school history...scored his 1,000th career point against Connecticut (Feb. 26)...notched his 700th career rebound against Mississippi (Mar. 18)... earned CBS player-of-the-game honors for the second time his season against the Rebels...has 198 career blocked shots...his 79 blocked shots in 2000-01 marked the second-best single-season total in school history...named Notre Dame's CBS Player of the Game vs. Kentucky (Jan. 13) after 12-point, 13-rebound performance...second on the team with 10 double-doubles last season and has registered 20 during his career... his double-doubles in 2000-01 came against Cincinnati (10 points, 12 rebounds), Tennessee Tech (12 points, 11 rebounds), Canisius (20 points, 11 rebounds), Long Island (20 points, 11 rebounds), Syracuse (18 points, 11 rebounds), Kentucky (12 points, 13 rebounds), Georgetown (17 points, 10 rebounds) , St. John. s (16 points, 11 rebounds), Boston College (15 points, 14 rebounds) and Mississippi (15 points, 13 rebounds)...reached double figures in 24 of the 29 games he played in a year ago, including the first 12 games of the season...has scored scored in double figures in 58 of 92 career games...has scored 20 or more points four times, including three straight games last season, and seven times in his career...led Irish in blocked shots and field goal percentage in 2000-01... led the Irish in scoring in three games and led or tied for team-high rebounding honors on 14 occasions... started all 29 games he has played this season...registered 10 or more rebounds on 12 occasions last season and 28 times in his career...fouled out for first time this season against Georgetown (March 4) after having season lows of five points and four rebounds in a season-low 21 minutes... scored 15 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds against Boston College (Feb. 21)...missed the Rutgers game (Feb. 14) after suffering an ankle sprain at the end of the West Virginia game (Feb. 11)...scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the second half and finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in Notre Dame. s come-from-behind victory over St. John. s (Feb. 5)...led the Irish in scoring and rebounding in the same game for the second time last season against Georgetown (Jan. 27)...grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and blocked a season-high seven shots in first loss to Seton Hall (Jan. 8)... scored 20 points in three consecutive games vs. Canisius, Vermont and Long Island in mid-December... recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Tennessee Tech (Dec. 17) and Canisius (Dec. 19), marking just the second time in his career he has produced back-to-back double-doubles...also had consecutive double-double outings against Long Island (Dec. 29) and Syracuse (Jan. 3)...was the leading scorer for the Irish in back-to-back contests against Vanderbilt (Dec. 2) and Indiana (Dec. 5)...scored a career-high 24 points and blocked a season-high six shots against the Commodores as he shot nine-of-12 from the field in the contest...had 17 poInts and eight rebounds in loss to Indiana...had 19 points and nine rebounds in first game in an Irish uniform...hit seven-of-10 shots from the field and was four-of-five from the free throw line against Sacred Heart (Nov. 18).
AS A JUNIOR: Sat out entire 1999-2000 season after transferring from Oklahoma.
AS A SOPHOMORE: A third-team
all-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in . 98-. 99 after averaging 11.1 points per game as Oklahoma advanced to the regional semifinal of the . 99 NCAA tournament... was the fourth-leading scorer for Oklahoma in . 98-. 99 as the team had a final record of 22-11...was second on the team and 11th in the Big 12 in rebounds at 7.5 per game...started 30 of 32 games...was fourth in the league in blocked shots at 2.0 per game...named a third-team all-Big 12 selection by league coaches and an honorable mention choice by the media...scored game-winning tip-in versus Arizona with 21 seconds left in first-round NCAA Tournament win...missed the regular-season finale against Baylor with a bruised tailbone...recorded seven double-doubles and posted 11 double-digit rebounding performances ...shot .502 from the field to rank second on the team...blocked at least five shots five times and ranked third on the Sooner career blocked shots list with 119 (trails Stacey King and Wayman Tisdale)... scored in double figures in his first 11 games and averaged 14.0 points during the span...collected a career-high-tying 13 rebounds four times...scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 13 boards versus North Carolina State in the final round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic...recorded 20 points and a career-high eight blocked shots the next game against Western Kentucky...posted the best field-goal shooting performance of the year by a Sooner when he made eight-of-nine shots (.889) versus Nicholls State (Dec. 12)...shared team's best rebounder award with Eduardo Najera.... in the summer of . 98 was one of 32 collegians who participated in USA Goodwill Games Team trials and was one of the last two players cut.
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned honorable mention all-Big 12 acclaim from league coaches and was named to the conference's all-freshman team for 1997-98...played in 32 of 33 games and started in 24 ...started 14 of 15 conference games...was diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia Dec. 17 and playing time was limited until late in the year as a result...averaged 9.2 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds despite playing only 23.3 minutes per outing...scored in double figures in 16 games and reached double digits in rebounding five times... ranked first on team in blocked shots (1.8) and third in field-goal percentage (.482)...averaged 2.1 blocks per Big 12 game, third in the league...registered seven blocks at Nebraska, most by a Sooner player since 1995...averaged 11.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 rejections during a four-game Big 12 stretch in January ...attempted third-most free throws on team (133)... scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 21 minutes against Jackson State in his first collegiate game...tied a career high with 18 points against Indiana in NCAA Tournament and also posted game highs in rebounds (eight) and blocks (four)...also recorded double-doubles against Alabama (13 points and 13 boards in just 14 minutes) and Texas Tech on Feb. 4 (17 and 11)...named Big 12 Freshman of the Week Dec. 29 after averaging 10.0 points, 8.7 boards and 3.0 blocks in wins over North Texas, Coppin State and Alabama...recipient of team's student-athlete (shared with Renzi Stone), best rebounder and best rookie awards.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: McDonald's and Parade All-American as a senior...played for head coach Nate Harris at Booker T. Washington High School...named Gatorade's Oklahoma Player of the Year and finalist for USA Gatorade Player of the Year...two-time Nike All-American and two-time Oklahoma Super Five first-team selection...1996-97 Daily Oklahoman Large School Player of the Year...member of USA Basketball's Hoop Summit Team...listed by several recruiting publications as the best high school power forward and one of the 10 best seniors... averaged 25.1 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 6.0 blocks as a senior...guided Washington to 27-1 record and 5A state title his senior year...named MVP of Fayetteville (Ark.) Holiday Hoops Tournament, Fort Worth Classic and Tulsa Tournament of Champions... also won 6A state titles his sophomore and junior seasons...lettered all four years and captained last two...father Al played football at Tulsa and for Pittsburgh Steelers ...brother, Rod, played football for University of Pittsburgh...twin sister, Robyn, attends Notre Dame...was also a Parade All-American as a football tight end...high school teammates who played in college include Etan Thomas (basketball at Syracuse), Marcus Hill (basketball at Tulsa), B.J. Tiger (football at Oklahoma State) and Brian Nicholls (basketball at Jackson State)... 1997 recipient of Jim Thorpe Award given to top amateur athlete in Oklahoma...has an older brother along with twin sister Robyn, who also attended Notre Dame...named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team for the 2001-02 school year...son of Al and Melodi Humphrey...full name is Ryan Ashley Humphrey...born 7-24-79 in Tulsa, Okla.... enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters.
24 vs. Vanderbilt (12-2-00) Field Goals:
9 on four occasions Field Goals Attempted:
17 vs. Mississippi (3/18/01) Field-Goal Pct:
.875 (7-8) vs. Loyola (11-22-00) Three-Point Field Goals:
1 on five occasions Three Field Goals Attempted:
3 on two occasions Three-Point Field Goal Pct.:
1.000 (1-1) on four occasions Free Throws:
8 on two occasions Free Throws Attempted:
12 vs. Florida Atlantic (12-20-97) Free-Throw Percentage:
1.000 on five occasions Rebounds:
15 vs. Seton Hall (1-8-01) Assists:
5 vs. Virginia Tech (2-24-01) Blocked Shots:
8 vs. Western Kentucky (12-28-99) Steals:
4 vs. Southwest Texas (11-22-97) Minutes:
36 on two occasions