Player to Watch: Cory Higgins

2015-04-28T14:32:35+00:00 2015-05-24T11:03:52+00:00.

Aris Barkas

28/Apr/15 14:32

Yes, it’s all about what you love to read. We will steadily covering players you need to know and watch. Turn of Cory Higgins to be presented in Eurohoops Player to Watch columns

By George Orfanakis/

Time to establish one more new Eurohoops Trademark column. Yes, it’s all about what you love to read. We will steadily covering players you need to know and watch. Let’s say we are going to introduce you guys you may haven’t noticed yet but they own the potentials to become well known and successful.

The one and only criterion? To be really capable or ready to present themselves in a higher level according to our perspective.

Name: Cory Higgins
Position: SG
Nationality: USA
Height: 1.96 m / Weight: 82 kg
Birth Date: June 14th, 1989
College: Colorado
Current Team: Gaziantep

College Life

Cory Higgins spent all 4 seasons of his college life playing for Colorado. He started as a freshman back in 2007-2008 and during the next years he expanded his game a lot becoming a very interesting player who, by the end of 2010, was being considered one of the top 50 NBA prospects. He graduated with respectable numbers which gave him the chance to fulfill his NBA dream and play 44 games with the Charlotte Hornets.

Stats Hi

Player Profile – Gaziantep

The European experience for Cory Higgins started from Russia and Zenit St. Petersburg before he moves to Turkey and Gaziantep to show part of his skill during this season. Having scored double digits in 25 out of 27 games with his team, Cory Higgins proves that he is a scorer you can trust. Moving pretty fast on the floor with very good ball handling he is definitely a threat for the opponent defense.

His many different moves give him the opportunity to get easily to the rim or create his own shots and score after dribble. When this is not possible, he can find the unmarked teammate as Cory Higgins is an unselfish player. However, there is still room for improvement on his passing ability so that he is able to create even more for his teammates.

Higg inside

Defense is a part of the game that is necessary in top level like Euroleague. Cory Higgins needs to dedicate next months and work on this part of game. If he achieves to become an as good defender as he is in offense it would be great.


Both a good character and player Cory Higgins can play in an even better team than Gaziantep and give solutions on the scoring load of some Euroleague level teams. He can take a transfer to higher level for a second summer in a row!