Cory Higgins

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Cory Higgins
No. 22 – CSKA Moscow
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 28)
Danville, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Monte Vista (Danville, California)
College Colorado (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Erie BayHawks
20112012 Charlotte Bobcats
2013 Erie BayHawks
2013–2014 Triumph Lyubertsy
2014–2015 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2015–present CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Courdon "Cory" Higgins (born June 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League.

High school[edit]

Higgins played high school basketball at Monte Vista High School, in Danville, California, where he had grown up.

College career[edit]

Higgins played college basketball at the University of Colorado, with the Colorado Buffaloes, from 2007 to 2011. He is tied with Richard Roby, with 2,001 career points, as the all-time leading scorer for the Buffaloes, and he is sixth all-time in scoring Big 12 Conference history.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in 2011 NBA Draft, Higgins was selected with the seventh pick in 2011 D-League Draft by the Erie BayHawks. He appeared in five games with the team, averaging 12.6 points.

Higgins was invited to the Denver Nuggets training camp during 2011 preseason, but on December 23, 2011, he was waived.[2]

On December 25, 2011, he was claimed off the waivers by the Charlotte Bobcats.[3] He was waived by the Bobcats on December 9, 2012.[4] On January 16, 2013, Higgins was reacquired by the Erie BayHawks.[5]

In October 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy of Russia.[6]

In June 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Royal Halı Gaziantep of Turkey.[7]

On July 1, 2015, Higgins signed a one-year contract, with option for the second year, with the Russian club CSKA Moscow.[8] Following successful season, CSKA used team option to keep Higgins in the club for yet another season.[9] On June 26, 2017, CSKA announced that they renewed their contract with Higgins for an additional two years.[10]

Personal[edit]

His father, Rod Higgins, is a former NBA player and the former president of the basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats. He majored in sociology. His godfather is former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes season in which Higgins' team won the EuroLeague

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Charlotte 38 0 11.1 .325 .200 .700 .9 .9 .1 .2 3.9
2012–13 Charlotte 6 0 5.3 .316 .200 .500 .5 .8 .5 .0 2.3
Career 44 0 10.3 .324 .200 .694 .9 .9 .2 .1 3.7

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2015–16 CSKA Moscow 29 12 21.0 .506 .540 .821 2.2 1.4 .6 .2 9.2 8.6
2016–17 CSKA Moscow 32 7 20.2 .493 .403 .879 2.2 1.5 .8 .1 9.5 9.3
Career 29 12 21.0 .506 .540 .821 2.2 1.4 .6 .2 9.2 8.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobcats sign Cory Higgins". Charlotte Observer.com. 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Denver Nuggets waive Higgins and Ruffin". NBA.com. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Bobcats Claim Cory Higgins Off Waivers". NBA.com. 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  4. ^ Cats Sign Adrien, Waive Higgins
  5. ^ BayHawks Acquire Higgins
  6. ^ Cory Higgins signs a one-year deal in Russia
  7. ^ "Cory Higgins signs with Gaziantep". Sportando.com. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cory Higgins joined CSKA". cskabasket.com. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Cory Higgins stays for another season". cskabasket.com. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "CSKA, Higgins sign on for two more years together". Euroleague.net. June 26, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ Colorado Student-Athlete Spotlight: Cory Higgins

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