He could enroll as a walk-on and prove himself before earning a scholarship later. WVU now has three seniors on the roster (Humphrey and forwards Deniz Kilici and Dominique Rutledge) and two players committed to the 2013 recruiting class, though neither Morgantown High forward Nathan Adrian nor Georgia forward Brandon Watkins can sign before November. At least on scholarship could be available for the 2013-14 season.
Even if Macon enrolls as a walk-on and earns a scholarship and Adrian and Watkins sign and enroll, WVU could still lose one or more players to create space for Macon.
Macon could enroll on scholarship, which would mean a player on scholarship right now would either leave the team or forfeit his scholarship. Macon could also choose to play at a prep school or junior college and commit and sign with WVU again in the future.
"We all knew at the beginning of the year he'd have to do summer school," Fulford said. "Obviously, there's a chance he's not going to pale it, but hopefully he takes care of business this summer."
Humphrey, a Chicago native, takes care of a concern the Mountaineers had on the perimeter. He was second on the Eagles in scoring last season with 10.3 points per game and managed double figures in 17 of 31 games. He also played 30 minutes per game and finished with 50 assists and 34 steals.
The Mountaineers had their worst 3-point shooting percentage in school history in 2011-12 (29.8 percent). The 6-5 Humphrey made 55 3-pointers. Only Truck Bryant (71) made more for WVU last season.
Humphrey, however, shot just 31.2 percent from 3-point range with the Eagles and shot 35.4 and 33.9 percent while at Oregon (2008-10). In his three seasons, 63.5, 61.7 and 51.5 percent of his field goal attempts have been 3-point shots. He shoots only 35 percent from the floor for his career.
Still, the Mountaineers were undersized in the backcourt last season and played two and sometimes three point guards together. The 6-1 Gary Browne and 5-11 Jabarie Hinds return for their sophomore seasons and they'll be joined by fellow sophomore point guard Juwan Staten, a 6-1 transfer from Dayton who sat out last season.
WVU recruited a pair of shooting guards in the 6-3 Terry Henderson and 6-2 Eron Harris, but Humphrey gives WVU a little more size and seasoning at the position.
"Matt will give us much needed experience on the front line," Huggins said. "In having played in the Pac-12 and ACC, his familiarity with multiple offensive and defensive schemes will help us at both ends of the floor.
"His size and length will definitely make us a better defensive team on the perimeter and should help us create matchup problems for opposing defenses. He will give us another 3-point threat, which will enable us to stretch defenses and open up the posts for our inside guys."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.