It is an American pivot of 196 centimeters with extensive experience in Europe.
New player for the inside game of Kutxabank Araski. The Alava club has signed a one-season contract with Kristina Higgins, a stout 27-year-old pivot who will make her debut in the Endesa Women’s League.
Higgins began his career at Chapin High School in El Paso, and would later train at Baylor University located in Waco, both in Texas.
The American has had four experiences in Europe, the last three making domestic competition compatible with the Eurocup. From 2017 to 2019 he was in Romania, in Brasov (two seasons) and in Sepsi and from there he would go on to the Hungarian Cegled. These seasons he had great numbers averaging more than 10 points and 10 rebounds in each of the four years.
That was worth to him to make the jump to a great league like the French one. This last season he has played for Roché Vendee with more discreet numbers than he had been doing: 4.9 points, 3.6 rebounds for a total PIR of 7.7.
Higgins is excited about the new challenge that is presented to her. “I hope to find a great competition. I know there are great players in the Endesa Women’s League and I am excited to see how my teammates and I will face all the other teams ”. The American defines herself above all as “a great worker. Someone who will play hard and fight for his teammates and coaches. As a person I always try to have fun and try to see the bright side of things. “
Madelén Urieta defines the new player of Kutxabank Araski. “It will be the wall of the team. She is a very physical player with a great capacity for intimidation, she will be able to change shots and allow the team to be more aggressive on the perimeter. He runs the field very well, with a good mid-distance shot and close to the basket he has good resources to define. She is a player profile that can give us many options and that we have never had in our team. “
With the American, there are already nine players confirmed by Kutxabank Araski for the new season. Izaskun García and María Asurmendi in the position of one, Katarina Zec, Tanaya Atkinson and Gracia Alonso de Armiño as exteriors and Laura Pardo, Bea Sánchez, Tamara Seda and Kristina Higgins as interiors.
WELCOME KRISTINA !!!