Published Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm / Updated at 10:48 am
BASKETBALL
Sources: Husker guard Deverell Biggs dismissed from team

LINCOLN — It appears that Deverell Biggs' Nebraska basketball career is over after just 15 games in two years.

The junior guard out of Omaha Central was dismissed from the team Monday evening for repeated disciplinary woes, two sources with knowledge of the action told The World-Herald.

Biggs, the Huskers' third-leading scorer at 9.9 points a game, was reached by phone but declined to comment. Nebraska coach Tim Miles declined to comment later Monday night.

Biggs is a former two-time All-Nebraska high school pick who led Omaha Central to three straight Class A state titles. The 6-foot, 175-pounder then was a first-team junior college All-American in 2011-12 at Seward County (Kan.) Community College.

When he signed a letter of intent in April 2012 a few weeks after Miles arrived at Nebraska, Biggs was the first in-state recruit at NU in 10 seasons.

During his redshirt year in 2012-13, Biggs was hit with a driving-while-intoxicated charge. That earned him a two-game suspension to start this season.

Biggs didn't make the trip to Cincinnati on Dec. 28 for disciplinary reasons after missing a film session. He also didn't play in Sunday's victory over Minnesota. Two sources told The World-Herald he missed another film session that morning.

Biggs tweeted before the game that he wasn't playing for “personal reasons.”

The World-Herald learned that Biggs has a Feb. 5 court date in conjunction with a misdemeanor traffic offense. Campus police pulled over Biggs at 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 5 — about eight hours after NU returned from a loss at Ohio State — for running a stop sign.

A records check found Biggs was driving on a suspended license.

Biggs, besides his 9.9 points, averaged 1.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers a game. His career scoring high was 18 points on Nov. 30 against Northern Illinois. His best Big Ten showing was 14 points and five rebounds in a 71-70 loss to now-No. 10 Michigan.

It is expected Biggs will stay in school to finish the current semester. If he maintains his grades, he would have one year left to play, and could be immediately eligible at a non-Division I school.

His departure would create a second scholarship opening for Nebraska next season. On Saturday morning, Nebraska offered a scholarship to 6-foot point guard Trey Dickerson of Williston State (N.D.) College.

Contact the writer: Lee Barfknecht

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Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald.

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