Former Dacula star Billy Humphrey, dismissed from the Georgia men's basketball team in June, has found a new place to resume his college career.
The 6-foot-3 guard confirmed late Tuesday night with an e-mail that he is enrolled in classes at New Orleans, but must sit out the Privateers' 2008-09 season because of the transfer. A school official verified that on Wednesday, although no New Orleans release has officially reported Humphrey's transfer.
He will have one year of eligibility at New Orleans.
"(Humphrey) is currently enrolled in classes here and if everything stays the same he'll be eligible to play next fall (for the 2009-10 season)," said Rob Broussard of the New Orleans sports information department.
Humphrey, the Daily Post's co-player of the year as a Dacula senior in 2005, was forced to find another school when Bulldog head coach Dennis Felton dismissed his second-leading scorer earlier this summer. The decision was made after a June arrest in Gwinnett, Humphrey's third run-in with the law in an eight-month period.
In June, the 20-year-old was charged with failure to maintain lane and purchasing alcohol while under the age of 21, according to Gwinnett County Jail records. He also had a blood alcohol content of .02, the limit for a person under 21, police said.
In February, he was arrested by Athens-Clarke County Police and charged with underage alcohol possession and failure to obey a traffic control device. In November 2007, he was charged by UGA police with felony possession of a weapon on school property.
Humphrey was one of the key players on Georgia's 2008 SEC Tournament championship team that surprisingly reached the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 12.2 points and 3.5 rebounds, leading the Bulldogs in 3-point shooting (37 percent) and free-throw shooting (83 percent).
As a Dacula senior, Humphrey averaged 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists, sharing Daily Post player of the year honors with South Gwinnett's Louis Williams, now with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.