SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has hired former Fighting Irish forward Ryan Humphrey as an assistant.

Humphrey was a member of Brey's first team in 2000-01 and helped the Irish earn their first NCAA Tournament berth in 11 seasons, averaging 14.1 points and 9.0 rebounds. He averaged 18.9 points and 10.9 rebounds the next season and was a first-round draft pick, playing for Orlando and Memphis.

Humphrey spent the past two seasons as Northwestern's director of player development. Brey said last month when Martin Ingelsby left to become Delaware's head coach and Anthony Solomon left for an assistant's job at Georgetown that he wanted to hire former players to fill the jobs.

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Brey described Humphrey as a class act, a winner who will add great energy.