Kris Nathan Humphries (born February 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. Humphries was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Debra Humphries and William Humphries, a former football player for the University of Minnesota. He is of mixed ethnicity his father is half Caucasian and half African-American while his mother is Caucasian. Humphries has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela. His first success in sports came in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10 year old in the nation in six events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. Kris Humphries still holds the US national record for the 50M and 100M freestyle for 10 and under boys. At age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball. Humphries attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led the team to a 252 record and its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years.
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