Jan 27, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT
Nebraska has dismissed junior guard Deverell Biggs from the team for multiple disciplinary reasons, according to a report from The World-Herald.
The 6-foot Biggs played in 15 games this season for Nebraska after redshirting last season and spending his first two seasons at Seward County (Kan.) Community College.
Biggs was averaging 9.9 points per game for Nebraska — good enough for third on the team — but faced some off-the-court issues the last few years. Last season, Biggs was charged with a DUI and that led to a two-game suspension to begin this season.
The junior also missed the Nebraska trip to Cincinnati on December 28th after missing a film session and sources told The World-Herald that Biggs missed another film session before Nebraska’s Sunday game against Minnesota. Biggs didn’t play in the win over Minnesota, either.
Biggs also has a February 5th court date for a misdemeanor traffic offense. Campus police pulled Biggs over on January 5th for running a stop sign and a records check by The World-Herald shows that Biggs was driving on a suspended license.
A former All-Nebraska player in high school, Biggs led Omaha Central High School to three straight Class A state titles and was Tim Miles’ first recruit at Nebraska in April of 2012.
Biggs was Nebraska’s first in-state recruit in 10 seasons. The junior still has one year of eligibility remaining.
UPDATE: Nebraska head coach Tim Miles commented on the dismissal in a statement on Tuesday.
“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.”
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