Anthony Higgs, one of Perry Hall’s twin towers, looks to rise in the SEC

“I would like to announce that I will be attending University of Ole Miss. Special thanks to my father as well as my coaches and family!!!”

With that tweet, which included photos of him in an Ole Miss uniform, Perry Hall senior basketball star Anthony Higgs, one of the Gators twin towers which have have led a once pedestrian Baltimore County basketball program to prominence and than dominance, announced his attention to play his college basketball in the Southeastern Conference at Ole Miss.

Higgs, an athletic 6-foot-8 forward, is an explosive shot blocker who blossomed as an offensive force last season, leading Perry Hall in scoring with 15.7 points per game on their run to the school’s first ever state championship in boys’ basketball.

Higgs, teamed with La’Quill Hardnett, Perry Hall’s other tower, is match-up nightmare for opposing coaches because few big men can match their athletic ability away from the basket.

“Ole Miss made Anthony a priority,” said Perry Hall coach George Panageotou, who said he traveled to Mississippi with Higgs and his father for an official visit over Labor Day weekend. “The campus and town of Oxford blew us away. “Andy Kennedy, Todd Abernathy and the entire staff are great guys and I believe Anthony will flourish there.”

Higgs, who is rated just outside the top 300 by most recruiting services in the class of 2018 had a mounting list of D1 offers, including Colorado, UMass, St. Joseph’s, Tulsa and Towson.