LASHANN Higgs scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in her debut with Hozono Global Jairis in their 64-51 win over Cadi La Seu in the season opener in the Liga Femenina Endesa in Spain.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#LASHANN Higgs’ third pro basketball season in Spain got off to a winning start in the Liga Femenina Endesa.
#Higgs scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in her debut with Hozono Global Jairis in their 64-51 win over Cadi La Seu in the season opener.
#Jairis returns to the court on October 12 against Gran Canaria.
#Jairis head coach, Lucas Fernández, said he has lofty expectations for the impact Higgs will have on the club for the 2022-23 campaign.
#“Lashann Higgs is a player who, within her humility and effort, has a great capacity to generate advantages from her one on one skills, with the ability to finish, to assist, and with great physical abilities in defence,” he said.
#“She is a player who from the beginning has shown us great enthusiasm for joining our team and who I am sure will work hard to offer us her best version.”
#Jairis finished last season 24-6, second in the standings and looks for Higgs to be one a key factor in improving to the league’s top record. “We have no doubt that she will bring all of her quality, effectiveness, and experience to this exciting season ahead,” Fernandez said.
#Higgs concluded last season in the Liga Femenina Endesa with Lointek Gernika Bizkaia.
#In 25 games she averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
#Prior to Spain, she had a brief stint with Rutronik Stars Keltern Damen- Basketball-Bundesliga (DBBL), the premier women’s basketball league in Germany.
#Higgs spent her rookie season of pro basketball with Bembibre PDM in the Liga Femenina Endesa. She finished as the third leading scorer in the league at 15.8 points per game on 54 percent shooting from the field.
#She also shot 33 percent from three-point range, 76 percent from the free throw line and was third on the team at 4.2 rebounds per game.