CSKA Moscow continues working hard to retain the core players who led the team to win the Turkish Airlines Euroleague last season. On Thursday, CSKA announced that it has picked up an option on swingman Cory Higgins's contract to keep him with the team next season. Higgins (1.96 meters, 27 years old) led the 2015-16 Euroleague in three-point shooting percentage, hitting 34 of his 63 attempts (53.97%). He averaged 9.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 29 games as one of just four CSKA players - along with Nikita Kurbanov, Milos Teodosic and Kyle Hines - to play all of his team's Euroleague games last season. Higgins joined CSKA from Royal Hali Gaziantep, where he averaged 16 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29 Turkish League games in the 2014-15 season. He started his professional career with Erie Bay of the D-League and has also played for Denver and Charlotte of the NBA, as well as for Triumph Lyubertsy of Russia. Higgins was the second-best scorer in the 2013-14 VTB League, averaging 20.3 points in 22 games, and helped Triumph reach the EuroChallenge final that season.