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Humphrey Will Work Out in Washington

Lee Humphrey accepted an invitation to work out with the Washington Wizards beginning next week after going undrafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft.

This comes as very pleasant news to Gator fans, as Humphrey became a fan favorite in Gainesville during his college career.  Known for his clutch three-point shooting (he's the school's all-time leader in three-pointers made in a career) that helped the team to back-to-back national titles over the last two seasons, Humphrey was the only one of the six draft hopefuls from the University of Florida not to be picked up by an NBA squad on Thursday night.

Making the Wizards will not be an easy task, writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun:

Though chances of making an NBA roster as a free agent are slim, it's not impossible. Two years ago, former Gator guards Matt Walsh and Anthony Roberson made NBA rosters after going through the 2005 draft unpicked. Walsh, however, lasted only a month on the Miami Heat roster before being cut. Roberson spent much of his rookie season bouncing between the Memphis Grizzlies and their NBA developmental league affiliate.

Tony said Lee will likely play overseas if he doesn't make a team as a free agent. Asked where, Tony responded: "Lee doesn't know yet. Right now, he's trying to focus on making a (NBA) team."

We wish nothing but the best for Lee as he attempts to make a splash on the professional stage ... he has definitely earned the right to at least get a shot with an NBA team due his outstanding shooting at the college ranks.  No matter what, Lee is just another former Gator hoopster to be proud of as they step to the next level.

Go Gators!