Boys Basketball – Midd. North’s Higgins Commits to St. Francis-Brooklyn
After completing a historic career at Middletown North, one of the top scorers in Shore Conference history now knows where he will be doing his scoring at the next level.
Rob Higgins announced his Tuesday via Twitter that he is committed to attend St. Francis University-Brooklyn out of the Northeast Conference. Higgins said at the end of the season he was down to St. Francis and Monmouth University.
During his four-year varsity career at Middletown North, Higgins piled up 2,278 points - the third-highest career total in the history of the Shore Conference behind only Norm Caldwell of Croydon Hall (1973) and Ranney senior Bryan Antoine, who broke the all-time Shore scoring record this best season.
Even more impressively, Higgins won three straight Shore Conference scoring titles as the player with the highest points-per-game average in the conference. He averaged 22.9 points as a sophomore, a career-best 28.8 as a junior and 28.2 this past season.
Were it not for multiple missed games due to injury or illness in each of the past three seasons, Higgins would have certainly ended his career as the No. 2 leading scorer in the history of the Shore Conference, behind only Antoine, his former teammate at St. Mary's Elementary in Middletown.
St. Francis of Brooklyn is coming off a 17-16 campaign in 2018-19 in which the Terriers finished 9-9 in the conference - tied for fifth in the standings. St. Francis is set to lose three players, including point guard Glenn Sanabria, who was second on the team in scoring and led the Terriers with 2.6 assists per game.