Tom Higgins signs with Texas A and M International

Tom Higgins heading to NCAA division 2 Texas A and M International

Congratulations to Tom Higgins who has committed to attend Texas A & M International University to study and play basketball.  Texas A and M International is in Laredo located in South Texas.  The Dustdevils are a division 2 school that play in the Heartland Conference of which already has 3 other New Zealand men players playing in Oscar Oswald (St Edwards), Nikau McCullough (St Marys Texas) and William Heather (Dallas Baptist).

“Im looking forward to going over and believe the TAMIU is a great spot for me to develop my basketball while studying towards my degree. Im excited to get over there and play under head coach Joel Taylor” Tom said.

Tom is originally from Te Awamutu and attended Te Awamutu College and Auckland Grammar. Once he finished high school he moved down to Christchurch to train with the Mainland Eagles and the Canterbury Rams to prepare him to go to college. Mark Dickel the Mainland Eagles Academy head coach said “Tom has a great work ethic and desire to get better. He has worked hard is ready to go over and continue his development on and off the court in College.”

Tom heads over to commence his 4 years in August after competing for New Zealand in the U18 Asian Championships in Thailand.

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The Mainland Eagles Academy was established in 2014 by the Canterbury Regional Basketball Foundation (sister organisation of the Canterbury Rams) to support male and female players throughout the South Island to pursue their dream of pursuing tertiary education & basketball excellence both in New Zealand and the United States.

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