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NBA D-League Draft 2011: CU's Cory Higgins Selected No. 7 Overall

Former Colorado Buffaloes guard Cory Higgins was selected with the seventh pick of the National Basketball Development League draft on Thursday night.

The National Basketball Development League is holding its draft on Thursday night, and former Colorado Buffaloes guard Cory Higgins was selected by the Erie BayHawks with the seventh pick. The D-League, the official minor league for the NBA, is a breeding ground for young players trying to break through.

Higgins, 22, spent four years playing guard for Colorado, graduating this year. His numbers dipped in his senior year, but the 6'5" guard averaged 18.9 points on 51 percent shooting while starting for the Buffaloes during his junior year. He's the only player in Colorado history to tally 2000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 150 steals.

Some other notable names have gone in Thursday's draft as well. Former Indiana Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley is trying to make a comeback and the Los Angeles D-Fenders selected him with the first overall pick, while former Phoenix Suns forward Alando Tucker was taken second.

For more on the D-League, check out Ridiculous Upside. For more on the Colorado Buffaloes, check out The Ralphie Report, SB Nation's Colorado Buffaloes blog.