Rod Higgins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jul, 2015
Facts of Rod Higgins
Date of Birth: 1960 , January-31
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Name Rod Higgins
Birth Name Roderick Dwayne Higgins
Nick Name "Rod"
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Monroe, Louisiana
Ethnicity Black
Profession Basketball Player
Working For Charlotte Hornets
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 91 KG
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children Cory Higgins
Education California State University, Fresno
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Roderick Dwayne "Rod" Higgins is a former professional basketball player, who was born on the 31st of January, 1960 and is currently 55 years of age. He was born in Monroe, Louisiana in the United States of America to a law maker mother and former basketball player Dwayne Higgins of the Charlotte Hornets team. Born and raised as Christian, he follows the same religion. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

His father was a top notch basketball player and played for Chicago Bulls, while his mother was a worker at the court. Born as the couple’s only child, Dwayne had to go through a tragic situation when he was 5 years of age; his parents divorced. His mother had to quit her job in order to move someplace new.The two of then shifted to California where she took up a small job that  put the food on the table for both of them.

Dwayne attended the Thornton Township School in Illinois and from the 3rd grade, joined his school’s basketball team. Having played the game with his father for a couple of years, he had the moves and the grooves to impress the trial staffs, and his coach thought that he could work it out easily with him. Thus, the kid went through regular training courses and started to play in his school’s many games. His mother however, didn’t like the concept of her son playing basketball and choosing it over other things, as she herself didn’t have much luck with basketball players. But it was in his blood, the game and thus he couldn’t stay away from it.

Upon graduating high school, Dwayne attended the California State University, Fresno and played for the university as a forward as well as a central player. After he played for his college, he became well known in basketball circles due to his knack for the game. He was soon approached by other teams to join them in the elite NBA. Graduating from college in 1982, he followed in his father’s footsteps as he joined the Chicago Bulls in the 1982/ 83 season. He played for a couple of seasons there, and was later seen playing for other teams like: Seattle Super Sonics, the San Antonio Spurs, the New Jersey Nets, the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. With an average of about 9 points in a game, Dwayne proved to be a valuable asset for any team that he played for.

With a fantastic 13 year long career, he scored at an average for 9 points per game which is a very good record. After retiring his professional career, he stayed close to the game by taking sideline jobs as coaching staff.

Regarding his personal life, not much is known about his relationships and affairs. But, he has been long married and is still in a happy relationship with his wife Amanda Johnson, with whom he has spent 27 successful years. The couple has two sons, Rick and Cory. Cory is a senior guard at the University of Colorado, who has been named All-Big 12 each of the last two seasons.

 Rod Higgins weighs 90.7kg which is equivalent to 200lbs.

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