After a two-year lay-off from collegiate basketball, he returned to the hard court to knock down his first triple in the Mids' season opener at South Carolina (N21) ... added a defensive rebound in three minutes of play ... scored in 22 of the 26 contests in which he played ... has missed just four free throws in Patriot League games during his career ... is 24-for-28 (.857) ... recorded his 100th-career point J14 against American behind a 14-point effort ... showed his range once again by making a three-pointer upon his entrance in the Belmont contest (N24) ... recorded an offensive rebound, while producing a steal ... played 14 minutes against Gettysburg (D13) and in turn scored four points, while adding a then career-high five rebounds ... produced four of his five boards on the offensive glass ... scored a then career-high seven points, while corralling a then personal-best six boards against Washington (Md.) College (D18) ... shot 75.0 percent from the floor ... swatted a career-high tying two shots ... stepped up his play at Rice (D22), tying his then career high in points with seven in 19 minutes ... was 3-for-5 from the floor, which included a triple ... grabbed two rebounds, dealt out an assist and was credited with a career-high four steals ... produced the first double-figure scoring game of his career with a then career-high 13 points at Eastern Michigan (J7) ... shot 4-for-6 from the field, which included a triple, while knocking down four of his six free throws ... recorded 12 points against American (J14) after making two of his three triples, the first time he has made more than one three-pointer in a game ... knocked down all four free throws ... made his first-collegiate start J17 at Bucknell, scoring six points against the Bison ... bettered his career scoring high with a 14-point performance against Bucknell (F14) ... missed just one shot on the afternoon (6-for-7), a three-pointer ... added three rebounds and an assist ... played a pivotal role in Navy's 75-71 win at Lafayette (F26) ... produced a career-high 15 points and a career-high eight rebounds ... shot 8-for-9 from the charity stripe, including knocking down six straight in the final 18 seconds of the game.
Spent two years away from the Academy serving a Mormon Mission in Eastern Europe ... spent two months in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, where he underwent intense study of the Czech language mixed with courses that teach missionaries how to do missionary work ... assigned to the Florida Orlando Mission upon completion of his two months at the MTC, before flying to Praha (Prague) ... he served approximately four months in each of the following cites (in chronological order), Usti nad Labem, Brno, Chomutov, Praha, and Olomouc ... returned to the Academy in June and enrolled in summer classes.
As a Freshman (2000-01)
Averaged 1.9 points and 1.0 rebounds as a rookie ... played in 20 contests, more than any of his freshman teammates - Jeff Charles, Jason Fernandez and Kwame Ofori - all of whom graduated last spring ... one of the Mids' strongest free-throw shooters, knocked down 81.3 percent (13-for-16) of his shots from the line ... grabbed three rebounds and snatched a steal in his first-collegiate game, Navy's Preseason NIT contest at Texas (N13) ... scored a career-high six points against Texas schools Rice (N18) and SMU (D9) ... averaged 3.8 points after the first-eight games, scoring in every contest except at Air Force.
A 2000 graduate of Bingham High School ... a four-year basketball letterwinner at Bingham High ... led Bingham to back-to-back Region II State Championships in 1999 and 2000 ... Bingham posted a collective 42-3 record those two years ... named Desert News and Salt Lake Tribune First-Team All-State (Utah) as a junior and senior ... also named USA Today Honorable Mention All-America those same seasons ... majoring in American politics and law ... full name is Michael Harold Higgins ... son of Peter and Gayle Higgins ... born Oct. 10, 1981, in Salt Lake City, Utah.