22 Valerie Higgins
22 Valerie Higgins
Height: 6-1
Year: RS So.
Hometown: Granada Hills, Calif.
High School: Chaminade
Previous College: Southern California
Position: G
gp 32
pts/g 17.2
fg % 46.1
3pt % 24.3
ft % 77.9
reb/g 9.0
a/g 3.3

Higgins was a member of the USA Under-18 National Team and won gold at the 2016 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship in Chile.

2017-18 (Redshirt Sophomore):
Redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules.

Prior To Pacific (2016-17 at Southern Cal):
Higgins started 15 games and appeared in 29 as a true freshman for the Trojans. She averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game with 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals. Hit double-figures in scoring twice, setting a career high of 13 points at Sacramento State on Dec. 3. She grabbed a career-high six rebounds at Arizona (Feb. 26) and a career-best five steals at Oregon State (Feb. 10). Her high of four assists came against Long Beach State (Nov. 27) and again at Oregon (Feb. 12). Higgins started the last eight games of the year.

High School:
Higgins was named SoCal Player of the Year and was selected to the Jordan Brand Classic All-American West Team as a senior out of Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, Calif.... Also named to the All-CIF First Team and picked the Los Angeles Times’ girls’ basketball player of the year... Was ranked as an ESPN Top-10 Wing... Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals per game... A two-time Nike EYBL National Champion... Was a three-time league MVP and three-time All-CIF honoree... Named to 2016 USA Today All-California Second Team... Set career highs of 33 points, 17 rebounds, 17 assists, 15 steals and seven blocks while at Chaminade Prep... Played club for Nike Cal Stars and Team Taurasi... Won Nike National championships with both teams.

Personal:
Valerie-Ann Denise Higgins was born May 26, 1998 in Woodland Hills, Calif.... The daughter of Keith and Sherry... Has two siblings, J’nai and Keith Jr.... Lists her father as her biggest sports hero... Both parents played basketball at Cal State Northridge and her father played professionally overseas and for the Harlem Globetrotters. Her sister J’nai plays volleyball at Bethune-Cookman

Recent Games
Feb 23 at Loyola Marymount W, 81-75
Mar 1 at Saint Mary's L, 75-62
Mar 8 vs. Santa Clara W, 76-60
Mar 9 vs. Pepperdine L, 87-84
Mar 20 at Fresno State W, 77-72
Mar 24 at Arizona L, 64-48
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 32 18
Games started 32 18
Minutes 959 526
Minutes per game 30.0 29.2
FG 187-406 105-218
FG Pct 46.1 48.2
3PT 17-70 14-45
3PT Pct 24.3 31.1
FT 159-204 79-105
FT Pct 77.9 75.2
Off rebounds 85 53
Def rebounds 204 118
Total rebounds 289 171
Rebounds per game 9.0 9.5
Personal fouls 98 55
Disqualifications 4 1
Assists 107 67
Turnovers 81 41
Assist to turnover ratio 1.3 1.6
Steals 99 57
Blocks 38 26
Points 550 303
Points per game 17.2 16.8
Points per 40 min 22.9 23.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 2 San Fran. St. W, 89-41 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 William Jessup   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at UC Davis W, 83-80 1 26 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 5-5 100.0 13
Nov 18 vs. #23 California L, 81-69 1 25 5-13 38.5 1-4 25.0 6-6 100.0 17
Nov 23 North Dakota State W, 75-68 1 28 4-11 36.4 0-3 0.0 4-5 80.0 12
Nov 24 Wyoming W, 70-64 1 35 9-19 47.4 1-3 33.3 9-11 81.8 28
Nov 29 at San Jose State W, 91-67 1 24 6-17 35.3 0-1 0.0 4-5 80.0 16
Dec 6 Seattle U W, 75-61 1 36 6-12 50.0 1-3 33.3 6-8 75.0 19
Dec 8 UC Santa Barbara W, 69-53 1 31 7-9 77.8 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 18
Dec 17 at Central Florida L, 64-57 1 26 3-9 33.3 0-1 0.0 5-9 55.6 11
Dec 20 at Lamar L, 82-66 1 23 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 7-7 100.0 15
Dec 22 at Cal State Fullerton W, 72-64 1 33 9-19 47.4 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 22
Dec 31 Saint Mary's W, 76-67 1 33 7-17 41.2 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 16
Jan 3 at Portland W, 76-66 1 33 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 16
Jan 5 at #17/#18 Gonzaga L, 88-65 1 24 3-8 37.5 0-2 0.0 5-6 83.3 11
Jan 10 BYU L, 77-74 1 30 6-18 33.3 1-5 20.0 4-5 80.0 17
Jan 12 San Diego W, 79-47 1 26 6-9 66.7 0-3 0.0 5-6 83.3 17
Jan 17 at Santa Clara W, 74-70 1 33 2-8 25.0 0-1 0.0 2-4 50.0 6
Jan 19 at San Francisco W, 85-75 1 31 4-11 36.4 1-2 50.0 12-19 63.2 21
Jan 24 Loyola Marymount L, 72-67 1 13 2-7 28.6 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 26 Pepperdine W, 78-67 1 36 4-11 36.4 0-2 0.0 7-7 100.0 15
Jan 31 #15/#17 Gonzaga L, 63-51 1 34 6-11 54.5 3-6 50.0 3-4 75.0 18
Feb 2 Portland W, 87-77 1 29 13-17 76.5 2-3 66.7 6-7 85.7 34
Feb 7 at San Diego W, 70-53 1 35 9-15 60.0 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 20
Feb 9 at BYU L, 75-49 1 28 5-12 41.7 0-3 0.0 8-10 80.0 18
Feb 14 San Francisco W, 74-48 1 27 7-13 53.8 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 17
Feb 16 Santa Clara L, 88-83 1 34 6-13 46.2 1-2 50.0 13-15 86.7 26
Feb 21 at Pepperdine L, 96-76 1 21 2-8 25.0 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 7
Feb 23 at Loyola Marymount W, 81-75 1 26 8-15 53.3 3-4 75.0 2-4 50.0 21
Mar 1 at Saint Mary's L, 75-62 1 33 9-14 64.3 0-1 0.0 1-3 33.3 19
Mar 8 vs. Santa Clara W, 76-60 1 38 5-17 29.4 0-4 0.0 8-10 80.0 18
Mar 9 vs. Pepperdine L, 87-84 1 37 5-14 35.7 0-2 0.0 9-11 81.8 19
Mar 20 at Fresno State W, 77-72 1 37 8-17 47.1 0-1 0.0 4-4 100.0 20
Mar 24 at Arizona L, 64-48 1 34 7-16 43.8 0-2 0.0 5-9 55.6 19
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 2 San Fran. St. W, 89-41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 William Jessup   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at UC Davis W, 83-80 1 26 2 8 10 1 5 0.2 4 0 4 -
Nov 18 vs. #23 California L, 81-69 1 25 0 2 2 4 2 2.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 23 North Dakota State W, 75-68 1 28 1 1 2 6 3 2.0 3 0 5 1
Nov 24 Wyoming W, 70-64 1 35 3 5 8 2 1 2.0 6 1 4 -
Nov 29 at San Jose State W, 91-67 1 24 4 6 10 6 3 2.0 3 0 3 -
Dec 6 Seattle U W, 75-61 1 36 1 9 10 3 2 1.5 2 2 1 -
Dec 8 UC Santa Barbara W, 69-53 1 31 1 8 9 4 2 2.0 3 0 2 -
Dec 17 at Central Florida L, 64-57 1 26 1 8 9 2 3 0.7 2 2 5 1
Dec 20 at Lamar L, 82-66 1 23 1 5 6 1 7 0.1 2 0 5 1
Dec 22 at Cal State Fullerton W, 72-64 1 33 7 6 13 1 4 0.3 5 2 2 -
Dec 31 Saint Mary's W, 76-67 1 33 5 7 12 5 2 2.5 5 2 2 -
Jan 3 at Portland W, 76-66 1 33 3 9 12 5 3 1.7 3 1 2 -
Jan 5 at #17/#18 Gonzaga L, 88-65 1 24 0 7 7 6 3 2.0 6 1 3 0
Jan 10 BYU L, 77-74 1 30 2 7 9 2 5 0.4 6 2 3 0
Jan 12 San Diego W, 79-47 1 26 3 6 9 2 4 0.5 1 1 2 -
Jan 17 at Santa Clara W, 74-70 1 33 0 8 8 6 3 2.0 5 2 3 -
Jan 19 at San Francisco W, 85-75 1 31 6 7 13 1 3 0.3 4 1 4 -
Jan 24 Loyola Marymount L, 72-67 1 13 2 1 3 1 1 1.0 1 0 5 1
Jan 26 Pepperdine W, 78-67 1 36 4 11 15 4 0 - 2 1 3 -
Jan 31 #15/#17 Gonzaga L, 63-51 1 34 3 6 9 3 3 1.0 5 4 3 -
Feb 2 Portland W, 87-77 1 29 5 8 13 2 1 2.0 1 3 3 -
Feb 7 at San Diego W, 70-53 1 35 3 2 5 6 2 3.0 2 0 2 0
Feb 9 at BYU L, 75-49 1 28 2 4 6 1 2 0.5 4 2 4 -
Feb 14 San Francisco W, 74-48 1 27 3 5 8 5 3 1.7 2 1 1 -
Feb 16 Santa Clara L, 88-83 1 34 3 7 10 7 0 - 3 1 4 0
Feb 21 at Pepperdine L, 96-76 1 21 3 6 9 3 3 1.0 2 0 4 0
Feb 23 at Loyola Marymount W, 81-75 1 26 3 9 12 6 1 6.0 3 1 4 -
Mar 1 at Saint Mary's L, 75-62 1 33 3 8 11 2 2 1.0 2 3 3 -
Mar 8 vs. Santa Clara W, 76-60 1 38 4 10 14 3 2 1.5 4 2 2 -
Mar 9 vs. Pepperdine L, 87-84 1 37 3 3 6 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 -
Mar 20 at Fresno State W, 77-72 1 37 3 6 9 2 2 1.0 5 2 1 -
Mar 24 at Arizona L, 64-48 1 34 1 9 10 3 2 1.5 1 1 4 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2018-19 32 32 30.0 5.8-12.7 46.1 0.5-2.2 24.3 5.0-6.4 77.9 17.2
Total 32 32 30.0 5.8-12.7 46.1 0.5-2.2 24.3 5.0-6.4 77.9 17.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2018-19 32 32 959 187-406 46.1 17-70 24.3 159-204 77.9 550
Total 32 32 959 187-406 46.1 17-70 24.3 159-204 77.9 550
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2018-19 32 32 30.0 7.8-16.9 46.1 0.7-2.9 24.3 6.6-8.5 77.9 22.9
Total 32 32 30.0 7.8-16.9 46.1 0.7-2.9 24.3 6.6-8.5 77.9 22.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2018-19 32 32 30.0 2.7 6.4 9.0 3.1 0.1 3.3 2.5 1.3 3.1 1.2
Total 32 32 30.0 2.7 6.4 9.0 3.1 0.1 3.3 2.5 1.3 3.1 1.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2018-19 32 32 959 85 204 289 98 4 107 81 1.3 99 38
Total 32 32 959 85 204 289 98 4 107 81 1.3 99 38
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2018-19 32 32 30.0 3.5 8.5 12.1 4.1 0.2 4.5 3.4 1.3 4.1 1.6
Total 32 32 30.0 3.5 8.5 12.1 4.1 0.2 4.5 3.4 1.3 4.1 1.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 32 32 30.0 5.8-12.7 46.1 0.5-2.2 24.3 5.0-6.4 77.9 17.2
Conference 18 18 29.2 5.8-12.1 48.2 0.8-2.5 31.1 4.4-5.8 75.2 16.8
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 30.2 6.4-12.8 49.7 0.8-2.8 27.8 5.0-5.9 84.4 18.5
Away 16 16 29.2 5.6-12.2 45.6 0.4-1.5 25.0 4.4-6.2 71.0 15.9
Neutral 3 3 33.3 5.0-14.7 34.1 0.3-3.3 10.0 7.7-9.0 85.2 18.0
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Wins 19 19 31.4 6.5-13.6 48.1 0.6-2.2 26.8 4.7-6.0 78.9 18.4
Losses 13 13 27.8 4.8-11.4 42.6 0.5-2.2 20.7 5.3-6.9 76.7 15.5
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November 5 5 27.6 5.6-14.0 40.0 0.4-2.4 16.7 5.6-6.4 87.5 17.2
December 6 6 30.3 6.0-11.8 50.7 0.2-1.0 16.7 4.7-5.8 80.0 16.8
January 9 9 28.9 4.3-10.4 41.5 0.6-2.4 22.7 4.7-6.3 73.7 13.9
February 7 7 28.6 7.1-13.3 53.8 1.3-2.9 45.0 4.9-6.1 79.1 20.4
March 5 5 35.8 6.8-15.6 43.6 0.0-2.0 0.0 5.4-7.4 73.0 19.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 32 32 959 187-406 46.1 17-70 24.3 159-204 77.9 550
Conference 18 18 526 105-218 48.2 14-45 31.1 79-105 75.2 303
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 13 13 392 83-167 49.7 10-36 27.8 65-77 84.4 241
Away 16 16 467 89-195 45.6 6-24 25.0 71-100 71.0 255
Neutral 3 3 100 15-44 34.1 1-10 10.0 23-27 85.2 54
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Wins 19 19 597 124-258 48.1 11-41 26.8 90-114 78.9 349
Losses 13 13 362 63-148 42.6 6-29 20.7 69-90 76.7 201
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November 5 5 138 28-70 40.0 2-12 16.7 28-32 87.5 86
December 6 6 182 36-71 50.7 1-6 16.7 28-35 80.0 101
January 9 9 260 39-94 41.5 5-22 22.7 42-57 73.7 125
February 7 7 200 50-93 53.8 9-20 45.0 34-43 79.1 143
March 5 5 179 34-78 43.6 0-10 0.0 27-37 73.0 95
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 32 32 30.0 7.8-16.9 46.1 0.7-2.9 24.3 6.6-8.5 77.9 22.9
Conference 18 18 29.2 8.0-16.6 48.2 1.1-3.4 31.1 6.0-8.0 75.2 23.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 30.2 8.5-17.0 49.7 1.0-3.7 27.8 6.6-7.9 84.4 24.6
Away 16 16 29.2 7.6-16.7 45.6 0.5-2.1 25.0 6.1-8.6 71.0 21.8
Neutral 3 3 33.3 6.0-17.6 34.1 0.4-4.0 10.0 9.2-10.8 85.2 21.6
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Wins 19 19 31.4 8.3-17.3 48.1 0.7-2.7 26.8 6.0-7.6 78.9 23.4
Losses 13 13 27.8 7.0-16.4 42.6 0.7-3.2 20.7 7.6-9.9 76.7 22.2
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November 5 5 27.6 8.1-20.3 40.0 0.6-3.5 16.7 8.1-9.3 87.5 24.9
December 6 6 30.3 7.9-15.6 50.7 0.2-1.3 16.7 6.2-7.7 80.0 22.2
January 9 9 28.9 6.0-14.5 41.5 0.8-3.4 22.7 6.5-8.8 73.7 19.2
February 7 7 28.6 10.0-18.6 53.8 1.8-4.0 45.0 6.8-8.6 79.1 28.6
March 5 5 35.8 7.6-17.4 43.6 0.0-2.2 0.0 6.0-8.3 73.0 21.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 32 32 30.0 2.7 6.4 9.0 3.1 0.1 3.3 2.5 1.3 3.1 1.2
Conference 18 18 29.2 2.9 6.6 9.5 3.1 0.1 3.7 2.3 1.6 3.2 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 30.2 2.8 6.2 9.0 2.9 0.2 3.5 2.1 1.7 3.1 1.4
Away 16 16 29.2 2.6 6.8 9.4 3.3 0.1 3.3 3.0 1.1 3.3 1.1
Neutral 3 3 33.3 2.3 5.0 7.3 2.3 - 3.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 0.7
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Wins 19 19 31.4 3.2 6.9 10.1 2.6 0.1 3.7 2.4 1.5 3.3 1.2
Losses 13 13 27.8 1.8 5.6 7.5 3.7 0.2 2.8 2.7 1.1 2.8 1.2
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November 5 5 27.6 2.0 4.4 6.4 3.8 0.2 3.8 2.8 1.4 3.4 0.2
December 6 6 30.3 2.7 7.2 9.8 2.8 0.3 2.7 3.3 0.8 3.2 1.3
January 9 9 28.9 2.6 6.9 9.4 3.1 0.1 3.3 2.8 1.2 3.7 1.4
February 7 7 28.6 3.1 5.9 9.0 3.1 0.0 4.3 1.7 2.5 2.4 1.1
March 5 5 35.8 2.8 7.2 10.0 2.4 - 2.4 2.0 1.2 2.6 1.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 32 32 959 85 204 289 98 4 107 81 1.3 99 38
Conference 18 18 526 53 118 171 55 1 67 41 1.6 57 26
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 392 36 81 117 38 2 46 27 1.7 40 18
Away 16 16 467 42 108 150 53 2 52 48 1.1 53 18
Neutral 3 3 100 7 15 22 7 - 9 6 1.5 6 2
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Wins 19 19 597 61 131 192 50 1 70 46 1.5 63 22
Losses 13 13 362 24 73 97 48 3 37 35 1.1 36 16
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November 5 5 138 10 22 32 19 1 19 14 1.4 17 1
December 6 6 182 16 43 59 17 2 16 20 0.8 19 8
January 9 9 260 23 62 85 28 1 30 25 1.2 33 13
February 7 7 200 22 41 63 22 0 30 12 2.5 17 8
March 5 5 179 14 36 50 12 - 12 10 1.2 13 8
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 32 32 30.0 3.5 8.5 12.1 4.1 0.2 4.5 3.4 1.3 4.1 1.6
Conference 18 18 29.2 4.0 9.0 13.0 4.2 0.1 5.1 3.1 1.6 4.3 2.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 30.2 3.7 8.3 11.9 3.9 0.2 4.7 2.8 1.7 4.1 1.8
Away 16 16 29.2 3.6 9.3 12.8 4.5 0.2 4.5 4.1 1.1 4.5 1.5
Neutral 3 3 33.3 2.8 6.0 8.8 2.8 0.0 3.6 2.4 1.5 2.4 0.8
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Wins 19 19 31.4 4.1 8.8 12.9 3.4 0.1 4.7 3.1 1.5 4.2 1.5
Losses 13 13 27.8 2.7 8.1 10.7 5.3 0.3 4.1 3.9 1.1 4.0 1.8
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November 5 5 27.6 2.9 6.4 9.3 5.5 0.3 5.5 4.1 1.4 4.9 0.3
December 6 6 30.3 3.5 9.5 13.0 3.7 0.4 3.5 4.4 0.8 4.2 1.8
January 9 9 28.9 3.5 9.5 13.1 4.3 0.2 4.6 3.8 1.2 5.1 2.0
February 7 7 28.6 4.4 8.2 12.6 4.4 0.0 6.0 2.4 2.5 3.4 1.6
March 5 5 35.8 3.1 8.0 11.2 2.7 0.0 2.7 2.2 1.2 2.9 1.8