It’s become commonplace in college athletics for recruits to break off ties from schools after major changes to the coaching staff, but Ole Miss basketball is avoiding that fate with 3-star forward Anthony Higgs.
Despite Andy Kennedy’s abrupt and somewhat-surprising resignation from the Ole Miss men’s basketball program, the Rebels are going to keep Higgs in the fold.
Higgins made the announcement on his Twitter account Wednesday night.
— Ant🏀🐊 (@Flyhighant) February 22, 2018
Higgs may not have legally had a choice here, because he did sign his National Letter of Intent to play for the Rebels in November. But it’s still a sign of good faith that he’s chosen to remain in Oxford and is hoping to make the most of the situation.
“Despite the changes occurring at the University of Mississippi regarding Andy Kennedy and his staff, I have decided to remain an Ole Miss rebel,” Higgs wrote. “AK and his staff are full of amazing guys and mentors I was excited to play under. Not only could I grow as a basketball player and continue my career but I could grow as a young man. It is truly unfortunate what has taken place.
“I chose to attend Ole Miss because of the natural feeling of home I got. Not only that but this amazing fan base and resources at my disposal to improve my game. I am happy to be a Rebel.”
According to 247Sports composite rankings, Higgs is a 3-star prospect and the No. 82 overall small forward in the class. He attends Perry Hall High School in Baltimore, Maryland.