Nov 12, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles looks at the game basketball after his 300th victory after defeating Western Illinois Leathernecks in the second half at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska won 62-47. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Player Cornhusker Basketball: Deverell Biggs

Biggs is one of the three redshirts that are still on the team from last year and has been a great asset to the Nebraska Huskers Basketball team. At 6 feet and 175 pounds, the native from Omaha is a play maker that has the unique ability to make scores when it is needed in addition to making sure that all of his teammates are staying involved during the game. As a high jump champion while in high school, Biggs is able to be quick while also boasting a vertical leap that can be more than 40 inches high.

While Biggs was in high school, he began to earn acclaim when he led his high school to not one, but three state titles in Class A. During his senior year he was able to average almost 22 points for each game along with almost 5 rebounds and won honors for the player of the year in Nebraska both from Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Not only was he a great basketball player while in high school, he was also known for competing well in his school’s track program. He helped to lead his school to the state title in Class A in 2010 by placing sixth in triple jump and winning the high jump. Because of his outstanding achievement in both basketball and football, he was named “Nebraska High School Athlete of the Year” by the major papers in the state during 2010.

Before joining the Husker basketball team, Biggs attended West Texas College during 2010 and was averaging 14 points during each game. Next, Biggs attended college at Seward County Community College in Kansas. While there he earned NJCAA All-America honors after helping his team to a record of 31-7 and coming in third at the National Tournament.

Biggs then came to Nebraska and was one of the first to sign for Coach Tim Miles in 2012. He was also one of the first players from the State of Nebraska to sign onto the Husker basketball program since 2001.

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