Kris Humphries came on a visit and tried to commit. He really wanted to come here. But no one on the team liked Kris Humphries. He was arrogant. He told everyone he was going to come in and be the leading scorer as a freshman and that we’d all have to take a backseat to him. We were trying to be respectful and not say anything. But he was an absolute jerk. It was tough, because Roy was really excited about him. Kris Humphries was a big deal. He was a one-and-done or a two-and-done kind of player. Roy wanted him to commit on his visit. But we told him, “Coach, you can’t bring this guy in. You can’t do it.” You’d figure Roy would say something like, “Let’s work on him,” or “Let’s give him another chance.” Instead he told Humphries, “Sorry, but you can’t come.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: For once, Kris Humphries is making headlines that have nothing to do with being married to Kim Kardashian.
Once upon a time, Humphries was just a basketball player, and not tabloid fodder for US Weekly, National Enquirer and other celebrity publications.
Problem is, his recent headlines aren’t good.
According to a soon-to-be-released-book on Kansas basketball, Humphries was an ‘absolute jerk’ on a recruiting visit. In fact, legendary coach Roy Williams told the four-man he wasn’t welcome to join the Jayhawks after high school.
Humphries spent a year at the University of Minnesota before having a mostly mediocre career until last year's uptick in play and notoriety.
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