The Northern Star Resources Goldfields Giants have added their first major piece of their playing structure with the announcement of Australian recruit David Humphries for the 2019 State Basketball League season.
Originally from South Australia, Humphries, a 6’4” sharpshooting swingman joins the Giants after completing his four year college basketball career in the US, firstly with Northern Iowa Area CC (NJCAA Division II) and then with high profile Loyola Marymount University (NCAA Division I).
After college he played in the British Basketball League for the Plymouth Raiders and then most recently in the South Australian Premier League with the Central Districts Lions.
Some Giants’ fans may recognise the name, as the Giants had signed Humphries to play in the 2017 season before injury prevented him from heading to the Goldfields, but he’s now in the region and ready to hit the court and bringing his long range shooting talents to the Goldfields next year.
In his US college stint, he was named a two time All-American at Northern Iowa where over two seasons he averaged 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and hit 132 three pointers.
At Loyola Marymount he played 60 games, starting 23 of them, averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds whilst shooting 37% from behind the arc in just 22 minutes per game.
Since his return to Australia, he lead the Central District Lions in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.4 points and 10.8 rebounds
Along with the imports he will be a major scoring focus for the team, providing a constant scoring threat with the ability to score from the outside, or off the dribble as well as size and rebounding for his position.
He brings to the Giants the consistent outside shooting threat they’ve been lacking over the last couple of seasons and will help spread the floor for the Giants on offence.
The signing of Humphries is the first of many player signings to be made by the Giants over the next few weeks, with some returning players, previous players and recruits still to add to the mix.
Humphries has already hit the court with the local squad of players in some unofficial scrimmages before official trainings get underway in the near future.
Date Of Birth: 18th August, 1991 (27 years old)
From: Adelaide, South Australia
Height: 193cm (6’4″)
Giants Playing Number: To Be Confirmed
Recruited from: Central Districts Lions (SAPL)
2012-14 Northern Iowa Area Community College (NJCAA)
2014-16 Loyola Marymount University (NCAA DI)
2016 Plymouth Raiders – British Basketball League (BBL)
2017 Central Districts Lions – South Australian Premier League (SAPL)
David Humphries – Loyola Marymount Player Bio
David Humphries Highlight Video – Northern Iowa Area CC
David Humphries Highlight Video – Loyola Marymount
Goldfields Giants.com – Giants finally get their man – 18th November 2016
David Humphries – Central Districts Lions – Player Stats