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Courdon "Cory" Higgins (born June 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

Cory Higgins
Cory Higgins 22 PBC CSKA Moscow 20171027 (4).jpg
Higgins, in 2017.
No. 22 – FC Barcelona
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 30)
Danville, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolMonte Vista (Danville, California)
CollegeColorado (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011Erie BayHawks
20112012Charlotte Bobcats
2013Erie BayHawks
2013–2014Triumph Lyubertsy
2014–2015Gaziantep
2015–2019CSKA Moscow
2019–presentBarcelona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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High schoolEdit

Higgins played high school basketball at Monte Vista High School, in his hometown Danville, California.

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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

On July 3, 2019, Higgins signed a three-year deal with the Spanish club FC Barcelona.[11]

PersonalEdit

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.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

EuroLeagueEdit

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 32 7 20.4 .467 .403 .879 2.2 1.5 .8 .1 9.5 9.3
2017–18 36 21 24.7 .542 .455 .806 2.4 1.9 1.0 .1 14.2 13.8
2018–19 32 11 25.4 .492 .490 .897 2.2 1.8 .4 .3 14.9 14.4
Career 129 51 22.9 .506 .473 .852 2.2 1.7 .7 .2 12.1 11.7

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2011-12-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Cats Sign Adrien, Waive Higgins". Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-12-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ BayHawks Acquire Higgins.
  6. ^ Ex-Charlotte Guard Higgins Moves To 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. ^ "Barcelona lands two-time champ Higgins". EuroLeague.net. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  12. ^ Colorado Student-Athlete Spotlight: Cory Higgins

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