45  Starkitsha Luellen-Higgins
Starkitsha Luellen-Higgins


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Melrose HS

Last College:
Southwest Tennessee CC



2009-2010 (Junior): Came back from off-season surgery to play in 27 of 34 games for Memphis...Averaged 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, adding four blocks and 13 steals on the season...Scored a career-best six points on 3-of-4 shooting against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational...Had her first double-digit career rebound game with 12 boards against UMKC in the WBI Opening Round...Played double-digit minutes in the last five straight games, including a career-best 24 minutes against UMKC.

Junior College: Helped Southwest Tennessee Community College to a 51-3 record in her two seasons, averaging 13.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for the Lady Saluqis...Led her conference in rebounding, ranking eighth in the nation in Division I JUCO stats...Honorable mention NJCAA All-American and a Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association West Division Co-Player of the Year....Helped Southwest to a 25-1 record as a sophomore, and a national team ranking as high as No. 4 en route a Western Division crown...SWTCC also won the conference title with Higgins (playing under name Starkitsha Luellen) with a 26-2 overall record under head coach Andrea Martre...She is the first SWTCC player to sign with the Tigers since Charese Wren suited up with the team from 1992-1994.

Prep: A 2006 graduate of Melrose High School, Higgins played basketball and volleyball...Under coaches Jammie Poole and Robert Newman, she helped the Lady Golden Wildcats to a 20-11 record and a berth in the Region 8AAA tournament as a senior...Averaged 11.5 points per game as a senior...Also lettered in volleyball and track...Her high school team was the state runner up in her freshman season...Becomes the first Melrose graduate since Ashley Shields to sign with the University of Memphis.

Personal: Born July 9, 1988.

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