Kenny Higgs

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Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Higgs (born January 31, 1955 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player who played three seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets. He is a 6'0" (183 cm) 180 lb (81.5 kg) point guard and he played collegiately at Louisiana State University. Higgs was selected by the Cavaliers with the 13th pick in the third round in the 1978 NBA draft.[1] He shares the Southeastern Conference single-game assists record (19: Phil Pressey, 2012–13 Missouri; Bill Hann, 1967-68 Tennessee).[2]

Higgs's best season was in 1980–81 with the 1980–81 Nuggets when he averaged 7.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. He also played several seasons in the Continental Basketball Association for the Utica Olympics, Detroit Spirits and Evansville Thunder.[3]

Higgs also lead Owensboro High School to the 1972 KHSAA Sweet Sixteen State Championship with a 71-63 win over Elizabethtown at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

His brother, Mark Higgs, is a former NFL running back.[4]


  1. ^ 1978 NBA Draft,
  2. ^ "Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA down No. 7 Missouri in overtime". ESPN. 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ 1985–86 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 232
  4. ^ Kenny Higgs profile, University of Kentucky Libraries

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