Humphries was allowed to play this season when the NCAA Letter Of Intent
committee said he could. When was the last time a player changed his mind, asked
for a release, and was allowed to play the following season? Exactly. Now, do
you think a number of other players will pursue the same strategy and win? Of
course not; chaos would ensue. So, what happened?
Well here's a possibility: Duke looked at the situation, found something not
to their liking, and told Humphries to take a hike. We're not saying that's what
happened, it's not like we know, but what else makes sense? That's what we
at the time, and we still think it's what happened. We're proud of Duke and
Coach K for taking a stand if our suspicion is, in fact, correct.
You could read this quote a couple of different ways: ÂIt's been a tiring
process," Humphries told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. "I thought
the whole process was over when I made my first decision. Now I can start a new
chapter in my life."
If you read it this way, though, it's quite different: ÂIt's been a tiring
process. I thought the whole process was over when I made my first
decision. Now I can start a new chapter in my life."
Incidentally, Humphries and his father promised a more detailed explanation
some time ago, but that still hasn't come about. That would presumably clear up
a lot of the lingering questions. So what's the hold-up?