Former Florida 3-point king Lee Humphrey is sweating it out in Greece,
The clutch shooting, 6-foot-2 guard signed a contract with PAOK
Thessaloniki and arrived in the Country of the Gods two weeks ago.
Thessaloniki is in northeast Greece, about two hours north of the capital
city of Athens
The team set up Humphrey with a car and a condominium. Pretty sweet deal,
until Humphrey found out the condo didn't have air conditioning
"Most of the places don't have a/c because it only gets hot two or three
months a year," Humphrey's father, Tony, said. "But it's 95 degrees now so
it's been a little rough. Last I heard, the team was trying to get him a
Tony said Lee decided to sign with the Greek team rather than wait for an
invite from the Washington Wizards or another NBA team in October camp.
Humphrey played sparingly for the Wizards during summer league last July in
"I think he realized there were so many two (shooting) guards with the
Wizards that it was going to be pretty hard (to make the team)," Tony said.
"He checked with some other teams but he was guaranteed an invite in
October. The team in Greece wasn't going to leave the offer on the table
for very long, so Lee decided to take it.
Tony said other than the a/c issues that his son is adapting to the new
country well. He started practice with the team this week. The season opens
"He likes the food and likes the people," Tony said. "Most of them he says
speak English and are very friendly."
Humphrey graduated from Florida last month, completing his summer
internship to earn his degree in exercise physiology.