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Higgs, Kenny Lee

(born: 1955) 

Born in Owensboro, KY, Kenny L. Higgs is the brother of Mark Higgs. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Owensboro High School basketball team, having scored 1,833 points from 1971-1974. The 6'0" guard went on to play college ball at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he had over 500 total assists and is one of two players to hold the all-time high of 19 assists for a single college game [LSU vs Mississippi State, 1978]. Higgs was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third round of the 1978 NBA draft. He ended his career with the Denver Nuggets in 1982. As a member of the 1981 Denver Nuggets playoff team, Higgs accumulated over 400 assists. In 1999, Higgs was inducted into the Owensboro-Daviess County Tourist Commission's Hall of Fame. For more see Kenny Higgs in The Official NBA Encyclopedia, ed. by J. Hubbard; and R. Greene, "Higgs still owns the courts," Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 07/23/1999.


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NKAA Entry: Higgs, Mark
NKAA Source: The Official NBA encyclopedia
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