Jordyn Higgins Signing

Prairie's Jordyn Higgins signed Wednesday, May 22, to play basketball at North Idaho College next season. She's pictured along with her parents Becky (left end) and Bryan (right end) and Pirates head coach Lori Mader.

Prairie senior Jordyn Higgins signed a letter of intent to play basketball at North Idaho College.

"It's in Coeur d'Alene," she said of the decision. "It's a two-year school. I really enjoyed playing basketball, the players up there and the coach."

She said a coach who had coached her mom, Becky, was helping at NIC connected her to the program.

"I had just seen the campus, and I thought it was a really pretty campus," she said.

She'll study pre-physical therapy, with an eye toward working in sports some day.

She received a scholarship for more than $1,300, out of about $4,000 tuition.

Higgins noted one of her new teammates is one she played against in high school: Aurelia Ellenwood of Lapwai.

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