Higgs is a 6' 3" shooting guard who was named "First Team All-State" for his school's classification (Single A). The kid can jump 7' 7". He played at Sagemont Academy, the same school that Drazen Zlovaric attended for a while. Since Sagemont did not have a track team, Higgs looked for another school, and he is now a senior at Athens Christian.
Sounds like a perfect first signee for new coach, Mark Fox.
Because Higgs is from the Bahamas and has moved around a lot since coming to the U.S., he has flown under the radar screen somewhat. Contributing to his relatively unknown status is the fact that it's hard for Higgs to decide which sport to play.
Known primarily for track, Higgs managed to pick up on the American sport of football. Back in the track and field environment after basketball season ended, Higgs has continued to show his amazing athleticism. In a recent track meet, Higgs won the high jump, long jump and triple jump in the individual events, and was a member of the winning 400 meter and 1600 meter relay teams.
As impressive as Higgs is in the other sports, he was just as good in basketball. Higgs averaged 26 points per game, to go with 6 steals per outing. In fact, the Athens Christian coach stated that Higgs could score 60 if he as the coach kept Higgs in the game and made him the focus of the team.
If Georgia can ink Higgs, it sounds like we would get a fast, explosive leaper and lockdown defender. Put him with Dustin Ware and Travis Leslie on the break, and things could be a lot of fun.
One problem: Higgs is reportedly leaning toward Arkansas, because of their track program.
Mr. Higgs: Come to UGA. Get hooked up with the track program, which is up and coming, as I remember. In any case, play whichever sport you like, as long as you include enough time to help out the UGA basketball squad. Athens is home for you, and your friends and family can continue to watch you play.