Deverell Biggs has been dismissed from the Nebraska basketball team. The junior guard out of Omaha Central was released from the team Monday evening for repeated disciplinary violations. Biggs was the Huskers’ third-leading scorer at 9.9 points a game. A former two-time All-Nebraska high school pick, Biggs led Omaha Central to three straight Class A state titles. Biggs was the first in-state recruit at NU in 10 seasons, when he signed on with the Huskers in April of 2012.
STATEMENT FROM COACH TIM MILES:
“I’ve made the very difficult decision that Deverell Biggs will no longer be a part of our basketball program. We have consistently emphasized accountability for our student-athletes on the court, off the court and in the classroom. Individual accountability affects the entire group. As a basketball program, we are moving forward and perhaps a fresh start for Deverell may be beneficial to him as well.
Deverell will still have access to all of our academic resources to maintain his eligibility and progress toward graduation. Deverell is good young man. My hope is that he remains at Nebraska and finishes his classes this spring and finds another program where he can flourish. We wish him all the best.”
Biggs came to Nebraska after earning first-team NJCAA All-America honors after guiding Seward County Community College to a 31-7 record and a third-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in 2011-12. He averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 assists, 3.3 steals and 3.7 rebounds per game, ranking fifth nationally in steals. On the season, he had eight games with at least 20 points, including a near triple double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in one contest, and also eight games with at least five steals.
Biggs didn’t start any games this season, but was averaging 20.5 minutes off the bench and had the third best shooting percentage on the team at 42.7%. His minutes and scoring average actually went up during the six conference games, where he was averaging 23 minutes of playing time and 10.8 points per game.