Lauren Huggins is a great shooter with range that extends well beyond the 3-point arc. The sky is the limit for this first Colorado signee of the Linda Lappe era. She provides an outside scoring threat and at 6-foot-1 is a long defender.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Heritage High School in Littleton, Huggins is the first Colorado signee for Linda Lappe’s coaching staff. A two-time All-Continental League first team selection, Huggins helped the Eagles to an 18-7 record as a senior and a spot in the Sweet 16 of the Class 5A Colorado State Tournament. She was rated as the 64th best player in the nation and the 11th best wing by ESPN HoopGurlz. She starred at 2012 edition of “The Show” Colorado’s annual high school basketball all-star game played at the Pepsi Center. Huggins was named MVP of the contest, scoring a game-high 15 points, hitting on 5-of-6 from 3-point range, in her “Blue” team’s 69-48 win. As a junior she averaged 12 points and nearly eight rebounds per game, guiding the Eagles to the 2011 Class 5A Sweet 16. A two-time honorable mention to the Class 5A All-State team, she played her club basketball with the Boulder Rockies.
Academics: She intends to major in biochemistry at Colorado, and aspires to be a pediatric surgeon.
Personal: Born on March 28, 1994, she is the daughter of Jerry and Tracy Huggins of Littleton. She has two older sisters, Erin, a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, and Megan a junior at CU.