Ralph Biggs

Ralph Biggs ( born February 6, 1976 in Washington, North Carolina) is a native American professional basketball player who also has the Belgian nationality since 2005. Biggs has played as a professional for clubs in Europe, in addition to his second home in Belgium, especially in Russia.


During his studies in his home country at Towson University in Maryland Biggs was active for the basketball team Tigers, who switched from the Big South Conference in the America East Conference of the NCAA Division I in 1995. Biggs was in the last two years of his playing time topscorer of the Tigers and was also chosen in these two years for athletes of the year at the university. In addition, he was invited in 1998 as a participant at the Final Four of the NCAA to Slam Dunk Contest.

After his studies, he first played in the Netherlands in Weert, where he was elected Most Valuable Player of the 1998/99 season in the Eredivisie. He succeeded in 2002 in the Belgian league after he had moved to Belgian club from Ostend in 1999. With to the undersigned at this time under Telindus club he celebrated the Belgian Championship in 2001 and 2002, of which 2001 as a Double in conjunction with the Cup victory. In anticipation of his naturalization in 2003, he signed a contract with the club from Charleroi, as this further dragged on, but he was then awarded for the Club of Liege, with whom he 2004 another Belgian Cup victory won and lost the championship final Spirou Charleroi. In 2004 he moved finally in the final squad of former champion Spirou, but with the Biggs was denied in the following three seasons another championship, instead they lost both finals to 2005 league and cup. Also in the meantime was naturalization of Biggs could not be used to further success in the result, since not even the finals were reached in the following. 2007 Biggs eventually moved from his second home in Belgium to Russia to the Urals to Perm. After the third place in the 2008 playoffs the two-time Russian champions went from 2001 & 2002 and thus only club who has next to PBK CSKA Moscow ever completed since 1992, the play-offs of the Super League Russia victorious during the season 2008/ 09 bankrupt and was signed out for next season from the league. Biggs moved within the League Krasnye Krylia Samara to what had become the successor of the equally bankrupt CSK VVS. In the Russian championship at the end of second last, however, the team reached the finals of the FIBA Euro Challenge against the ultimately victorious hosts BG 74 Göttingen. Biggs then moved into French Limoges, where he played the successor club of former national champion European Cup winner in 1993 and the equally bankrupt in 2000, the club Cercle Saint- Pierre. In February 2011 he returned to Belgium and came to the Giants from Antwerp, where he plays, among others, with the former BBL- scorer Tim Black.