March 24, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior point guard Stephanie Higgs has been selected to attend the WNBA Pre-Draft combine, which will be held March 30-31 at Cleveland State University during the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four.
The WNBA Pre-Draft Camp offers WNBA coaches and general managers an opportunity to evaluate the skills of approximately 40 top prospects from the current senior class. The players participate in on-court sessions scheduled for the morning, afternoon and evening.
“We are so proud of Stephanie and are very excited about her selection to the WNBA combine,” said head coach MaChelle Joseph. “This is a tremendous honor for her and for our program as well.”
Higgs, a 2007 All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team selection, led the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game this season and scored in double figures 25 times and recorded 11 20-point scoring outings.
The Lawrenceville, Ga. native, who ended her career with 27 points and seven rebounds in an NCAA tournament second round defeat to second-seeded Purdue, is not the first Yellow Jacket to be invited to the WNBA combine. Last season, Kasha Terry earned a spot at the prestigious event and went on to be selected by the Indiana Fever in the second round of the 2006 draft.
“Stephanie is the second Georgia Tech women’s basketball player in the past two years to earn the opportunity to participate in the WNBA try-out at the Final Four,” added Joseph.
Higgs closed out her career as one of the most decorated athletes to play on the Flats. She scored a total of 1,315 points for eighth place all-time and played in a total of 114 games to tie for ninth. Higgs finished her career in the seventh slot with a total of 86 three-point shots made. She also places sixth in shots attempted with 1,245.
“Stephanie is one of the top players in the ACC and she has developed into one of the top point guards in the country this past season,” said Joseph. “We are excited and thrilled that she has earned this recognition.”