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Briggs leaves a strong legacy for the Chico State basketball program

The coronavirus ended his college basketball career abruptly, but his accomplishments will never fade.

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 11:18 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2020 9:25 AM

CHICO, Calif. - While the coronavirus denied Justin Briggs of a March Madness Division II playoff run in his final college basketball season, he's still happy with what his squad’s accomplished.

“This year we had our best regular-season performance that we've had in a few decades. It does suck that this is going on in the world, but I know everyone is going through the same thing. It's not like it's just us, it's the entire world,” said the fifth-year senior.

Briggs earned the CCAA Defensive Player of the Year, and for good reason.

He's Chico State’s all-time leader in blocks, and was named to the Division II All-West District Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. A solid way to cap off his college legacy, but Briggs isn’t finished with basketball.

“Basketball is for sure going to be in the future.” Briggs added, “…me and my coach have been talking to teams and different agents things like that. It's kind of difficult making a decision right now.”

Leagues worldwide are suspended as the coronavirus pandemic grows. When the time comes, Briggs says he’ll be ready no matter where his professional career takes off.

“I just feel like it'll be a good experience it'll be fun in general to go somewhere else and experience a completely different setting and culture. That's what I'm really excited about.”

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