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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
UIC adds Toledo transfer Humes

By Scott Powers

Toledo redshirt freshman transfer Hayden Humes, a 6-8, 220-pound forward, has signed with UIC, the school announced on Wednesday.

The Flames also confirmed freshman guard Shawn King and junior guard Zavion Neely will not return to the program.

Humes started 26 games for Toledo last season and averaged 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Humes left Toledo after the program’s scholarships were reduced due to its Academic Progress Rate.

Humes averaged 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his two games against UIC last season.

“Hayden is a great addition to our program,” UIC coach Howard Moore said in statement. “He's a versatile big man that can play either the 4 or 5 position, and has shooting range up to 18 feet. He has great feet and great hands, and fits our system very well. I'm really excited to welcome Hayden to our team, and I think our fans will really enjoy seeing him play when he suits up for us."

Hayden is UIC’s seventh Class of 2011 recruit. He joins small forward Rob Robinson, shooting guards Jerome Brown and Marc Brown, point guard Greg Travis, swingman Ahman Fells and center Will Simonton.