The Pro Insight staff caught up with Humphrey-Rembert at this year’s CrossRoads Elite Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana. Humphrey-Rembert has some excellent athletic tools and budding versatility, and is an intriguing prospect in a great development context.
In this interview, Humphrey-Rembert talks about his background, his game, his mindset on and off the court, some of his recruitment, and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2024 prospect, Christian Humphrey-Rembert, from Kentwood, Michigan:
Pro Insight: For those who may not know much about you, can you tell us a bit about your background and basketball journey?
Christian Humphrey-Rembert: Let’s see, I am from Michigan and used to live in Texas before coming to live with my dad in Michigan. I have only been playing basketball for about four years. I had started in eighth grade and decided to take it seriously so I reclassified, and so far it’s been very good.
PI: What are your strengths and weaknesses on the court?
CHR: My best strengths are being an all-around player that can do the small things, and also finish, shoot, and defend. Weaknesses, like everyone, I can be standing around too much ball-watching, simple things.
PI: What’s one part of your game you feel is underrated?
CHR: I would say my passing — that’s definitely something not talked about when my name is brought up, but I am a pretty good passer.
PI: What are you looking for in a college fit?
CHR: While basketball is always important, it’s not just about basketball. You know, academics need to be at a high level so you can go out into the world having something to fall back on when this is over.
PI: What type of role do you think you can play right away at the college level?
CHR: I’d like to be versatile, to defend and get to my spots.
PI: What’s the latest with your recruitment? Who’s been building a great relationship with you?
CHR: Been building relationships with Northwestern, and Western Michigan — they’re kind of my hometown team.
PI: How has basketball shaped you as a person?
CHR: It took me to a whole different level. If you would have told me four years ago that I’d be at one of the best prep schools in the country, traveling to different states, meeting my role models like JJ Starling, I wouldn’t have believed you.
PI: Do you watch film? Who do you study?
CHR: My favorite guy to watch is probably Jayson Tatum…yeah, I like watching his game and can relate a little bit.
PI: Is he your favorite NBA player? How about favorite team?
CHR: Definitely, and I’d probably say the Pistons. It’s hard being a Pistons fan so I don’t bring it up a lot.
PI: When was your first poster?
CHR: Oh man, like an actual body? Probably like freshman year, they were in zone and my teammate drove baseline, I dove middle, caught the dump down and you can fill in the blank. First dunk was probably eighth grade, just messing around.
PI: Favorite career highlight?
CHR: Probably when I hit the putback over Christian Reeves against Oak Hill, definitely my highlight moment!
PI: What do you like to do off the court?
CHR: Off court, I like to play a lot of video games like Call of Duty and 2K; if I’m not playing video games, I like to be outside and walk around.
PI: What’s some of the best advice you’ve been given?
CHR: It was probably from JJ Starling at La Lu. He told me that I was here for a reason and that everything would come to me and I just need to be patient and work.
PI: How has La Lumiere been beneficial in developing you as a person and player?
CHR: It has helped me see from different viewpoints, especially coming from being ‘the guy’ at my high school to probably the worst player on the team, knowing that I have to work every day to really play.
PI: What are some motivators for you?
CHR: Who I have become honestly, and having it possible to get where you want if you dedicate yourself to the work.
PI: What’s your personality like off the court?
CHR: If you ask adults, they are gonna say I’m shy and to myself, but I think I just mind my business (laughs). When I am with friends I am talkative and outgoing.
PI: One hastag to describe yourself, what is it and why?
CHR: #SilentAssasin! Coach Pat called me that, and introduces me that way sometimes.
PI: Top-3 music artists?
CHR: Lil Tecca, Lil Uzi, and Polo G.
PI: Top-3 TV Shows?
CHR: Definitely Friends, The Office, and Impractical Jokers.
PI: At the end of the day, what do you hope to be remembered for?
CHR: I would say being a good person, knowing that you can talk to me about anything, and that I work hard. If there’s something that needs to be done I’ll do it.