Perry Hall senior Anthony Higgs, a 6-foot-7 forward, has been tearing up the basketball scene in the Baltimore County Class 4A Division since his sophomore year.
“For the four years I’ve been at Perry Hall it’s pretty much been an uphill battle,” Higgs said. “You know I had just begun to play basketball and was still figuring out my coordination, body, and adapting to my growth.”
The Gators finished this year’s regular season with a 16-6 record. Higgs finished his final regular season game with a 23-point performance and surpassing the 1,000 career points mark against Dundalk.
Higgs is a long athletic wing that can score ball inside and outside. Perry Hall assistant coach Lawrence Pettis praised Higgs’ shot blocking ability.
“As a freshman he was more of just an inside scorer but now he is a three level scorer and his height on the defensive end is unmatched,” Pettis said. “I knew he was going to be special since his JV year.”
Higgs finished his senior season averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per game. He helped the Gators to their second straight Maryland 4A title.
Perry Hall head coach George Panageotu said he needs to work on his quickness on the defensive end for the next level.
“He is going to have work on his quickness on the defensive end to guard other players and when he gets his quickness up he is going to really succeed,” Panageotu said.
Higgs received his full release from Ole Miss on March 26. Illinois, Wake Forest, Towson, Louisiana Tech, Mount Saint Mary’s and Coastal Carolina have shown interest in the small forward, according to the Baltimore Sun.