The Word on the Herd
This is a look into former Herd players' professional careers in leagues around the world
Marshall to take on WKU in C-USA Championship First Round
Sophomore leads league with 14 double-doubles
Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team...started 25 of 27 games played...missed three games due to stress fracture in foot, an injury he played through the majority of the season...still played a team-high 34.2 minutes per game (8th in C-USA)...numbers dropped only minimally because of injury, averaged 13.1 points (12th in C-USA) and 5.6 rebounds (17th in C-USA) per game, second and third highest on team, respectively...shot 46.9 percent from the floor (13th in C-USA)...second on team in 3-point percentage (37.5 pct), sinking 24-of-64 attempts...dished out career-high 54 assists with a team- and career-best 140 FT attempts (86-of-140)...reached 1,000-point plateau...posted two double-doubles...opened season with game-high 21 points vs Pikeville (Nov. 13)...scored game-winning points on jumper with 44 seconds left in OT win over East Tenn. State (Nov. 20)...played 37 minutes with 12 points despite suffering cut above left eye that required stitches at Wright State (Nov. 28)...recorded MU's first double-double of the season with game-highs in points (16) and rebounds (10) vs Morehead State (Dec. 1)...registered career-high six assists vs Rio Grande (Dec. 14)...scored game- and season-high 24 points at Louisville (Dec. 18) with 10 rebounds and three assists...tied career-high with six offensive rebounds and four 3-pt FG (4-for-5) with career-high 16 FGA vs Elite 8-bound Cardinals...netted game-high 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds vs Princeton (Dec. 22)...posted 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs Lipscomb (Dec. 29)...career-high streak of consecutive games in double-digits snapped at 19 with nine-point outing vs San Diego (Dec. 31)...played career-high 44 minutes with 12 points, eight rebounds, block vs Winthrop (Jan. 5)...scored five points in OT vs Eagles, going 3-for-4 from FT line...tied for team scoring honors (12 pts) vs No. 2 Memphis (Jan. 12)...forced from game at East Carolina (Jan. 16) after 29 minutes, did not return and missed next three games (first missed games of career) due to foot injury...streak of 68 straight starts snapped when he came off bench in return vs Tulsa (Jan. 30)...scored 10 of 12 points vs Golden Hurricane in second half and OT (6-8 FG)...in first start back from injury at UCF (Feb. 6), scored 12 points (5-14 FG) with eight rebounds...tallied 15 points with six rebounds (five offensive) vs East Carolina (Feb. 9) with three assists...played all 40 minutes of dramatic road win at SMU (Feb. 13), scoring 12 points with five rebounds...eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, steal vs Tulane (Feb. 16)...led Herd in scoring for first time since Jan. 12 with 16 points (6-12 FG) at Tulsa (March 1)...tied Tirrell Baines with 20 points (6-9 FG, 7-9 FT) and six rebounds, three assists, block, steal at Tulane (March 5)...became 44th player in MU history with 1,000 career points with his 11-point outing vs Southern Miss (March 8)...scored nine points (4-13 FG) with four rebounds and three assists in C-USA first round loss to Tulane (March 12)...game-winning 3-point attempt at buzzer was blocked by the Green Wave.
Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team...started all 32 games...led Thundering Herd in scoring (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg)...paced team in scoring 12 times and rebounding 16 times, both team-highs...in C-USA play, ranked ninth in the league in scoring (14.1) and fourth in rebounding (6.9)...team leader in field goals made-attempted (157-of-361), free throw percentage (72.4 percent) and minutes (33.2/game)...three double-doubles on the year came in four-game span in mid-February...reached double-digit points in 27-of-32 games and in rebounding four times, both team-highs...set career-highs in free throws made-attempted (10-of-15) en route to 22 points in season-opener vs. UNCG (Nov. 11)... tied career-high with four 3-pointers at Morehead State (Nov. 29)...scored 24 points (7-of-14) vs. Wright State (Dec. 13) with nine boards, two assists and two steals...grabbed six offensive rebounds (nine total) with 15 points in win over Ohio (Jan. 3)...netted 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting at George Washington (Jan. 6)...streak of 38 straight games with a field goal was snapped at UTEP (Jan. 10) when he went 0-for-7...scored team season- and career-high 25 points vs. UCF (Jan. 13) on career-best 10 FGM (10-of-14) with eight rebounds...blocked a career-high three shots vs. East Carolina (Jan. 31)... tallied first double-double of season with 11-point, 10-rebound effort vs. SMU (Feb. 14)...tied career-high with three steals at UAB (Feb. 24)...posted the first of back-to-back double-doubles on the road at East Carolina on Feb. 21 (12p, 10r) and UAB on Feb. 24 (16p, 10r) where he played a season-high 39 minutes... came up one rebound shy of a double-double on three occasions, ending game with nine rebounds...made two key field goals in the last 90 seconds of the Herd's come-from-behind win over Rice (Feb. 28)...recorded 14 points with five rebounds and a steal vs. Memphis in C-USA Quarterfinals...participated in summer college tour in Sweden and Denmark, averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in six games.
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...appeared in all 28 games...entrenched into the starting lineup for the final 21 games of season...second on team in rebounding (5.1 rpg) and fourth in scoring (7.5 ppg)...in C-USA play, averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 boards while playing team-best 33.6 minutes per game...for the season, shot 39 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc...registered three double-doubles, including 10-point, 11-rebound performance vs. Kennesaw State (Dec. 30) in only third career start...other double-doubles came against No. 19/20 George Washington on Jan. 7 (15p, 10r) and in the first round of the C-USA Championship vs. Tulane on March 8 (10p, 10r)...reached double-digits in points 12 times...posted career- and team-high 19 points vs. No. 3 Memphis on Feb. 11...went 8-for-11 from the floor and 3-for-5 from distance versus the Tigers...third-leading rebounder among C-USA freshmen...tied for the league's single-game freshman high with 15 boards at SMU (Feb. 15)...recorded a team-best total in points, rebounds, steals, assists and blocks at least once during freshman campaign...tallied his first double-digit game against Maryland-Eastern Shore with 10 points off of the bench on Dec. 1...faced his brother, Quin, when Youngstown State visited the Henderson Center on Dec. 4...Quin scored a game-high 18 points, but YSU suffered a three-point loss while Markel netted five points off the bench...played a career-high 43 minutes in overtime loss to Rice (Feb. 8) and played 40 minutes in a game on two other occasions...made a career-best four 3-point field goals vs. Rice...made career-high five free throws vs. Kennesaw State...dished out a season-best five assists vs. Southern Miss (Feb. 25).
Averaged 19 points per game his junior and senior seasons at Stockbridge (Ga.) High School...also averaged nine rebounds and five assists per game...was the leading scorer at the Atlanta All-Star Classic, featuring many college-bound Atlanta Area Seniors, with 21 points...played on the Team Georgia Elite AAU team, where he averaged 15 points per game.
Born on November 21, 1987...son of Mark Humphrey and Sabrina Mitchell...has a brother, Quin (23), a former basketball player at Youngstown State...cousin of Earthwind Moreland, a former NFL player most recently with the 2004 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots...calls the Boston Celtics his favorite NBA team and Tayshaun Prince as his favorite player... business management major.