Shooting guard Cory Higgins has begun the past two seasons in the NBA, but this time around, he’s headed to Russia. He’s signed a one-year deal with Triumph Lyubertsy, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Higgins has 44 games of NBA regular season experience, all of them with Charlotte, where his father, Rod Higgins, is Bobcats president of basketball operations.
The younger Higgins averaged 9.0 points in 21.7 minutes per game for the Cavaliers summer league team, but though he earned mention from coach Mike Brown as a possible training camp invitee, no deal with Cleveland ever came about. Higgins had spent most of 2012/13 with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League after the Bobcats waived him in December, and he drew interest from a pair of Italian teams this summer.
Higgins joins Luke Babbitt, Mickael Gelabale and Jeremy Pargo among players who’ve signed with a Russian team after appearing in the NBA last season, as our International Player Movement Tracker shows.