Veteran Forward from Meade High School Entering Fourth Pro Season
Severn Park, MD (August 26, 2012) – Eric Bigby, who starred as a prep player locally for Meade High School before taking his pro game all the way to Egypt, has re-signed with the Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL).
“Eric gave us a boost late in the season and into the playoffs and we’re happy to bring him back. Since he got his start as a prep player right down the street from our facility, we are also glad to have him back in the area to continue his pro career “commented Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.
Bigby joined the Shuckers with five games left on the regular season schedule and immediately made an impact. In those five outings he averaged 11.4 points per game and grabbed five rebounds per contest. He had his highest point production (26 points) in a 107-91 win over the Manhattan Pride on March 24, 2012. For his efforts he was named the Coffee News Player of the Game. He had a season personal-best eight rebounds in the Shuckers 129-109 second round playoff loss to the Hartford Lightning on April 29th.
Bigby got his start in the pro ranks playing for the Maryland Marvels of the Eastern Basketball Alliance (EBA) in 2009-2010 before playing for Al Shams in Egypt in 2010.
As a junior for Meade High School of Fort Meade, Maryland, he led the Mustangs to their first ever state tournament by averaging 17 points and nine rebounds per outing. He won two MVP awards during the state tournament. As a senior in 2001-2002, he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
Bigby then headed to western Maryland to play for the Allegany College of Maryland Trojans. As a freshman he played in 13 games and posted 3.77 points per and 1.16 rebounds per game. In 2004-2005 he played in all 30 of the team’s games and netted 7.86 points per game and ranked third on the team with 5.03 boards per contest. For his efforts he was named Most Improved Player. In Bigby’s two years at the school they were a combined 53-13.
In 2005-2006 he transferred to Liberty University to play for the Flames of the NCAA Division 1 Big South Conference. Playing in 25 games he posted 3.84 points and 2.68 rebounds per game.
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