Seward County sophomore guard Deverell Biggs has brought home enough awards over the past few weeks to fill a small car, but Tuesday, he picked up one that is sure to top the list as the Saints star was named a 1st Team All-American by the NJCAA, becoming the first Seward player to be named a 1st Team All-American since Devonne Giles did so when Biggs was in just 5th grade in 2003.

Biggs led the Saints in scoring this season at 14.6 points per game as well as in assists with 3.1 per contest and steals at 3.3 per game. He was the Jayhawk West and Region VI Player of the Year as he upped his game in 16 conference contests to average 16.4 points per game and 3.9 steals per game for the Conference Champion Saints. Biggs was the Region VI Tournament MVP as he led the Saints to their second National Tournament appearance in five years when he put up 14.0 points and 3.3 assists in Seward’s sweep through the postseason tournament. This season Biggs became just the second player in school history to accumulate over 100 assists and 100 steals in a year, putting his name with legendary Saint Carlo Walton in that category.
With the 1st Team All-American honor, Biggs becomes just the second player in school history to be named a 1st Team All-American, Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player, Region VI Most Valuable Player, and Jayhawk West Most Valuable Player in the same season in school history.
The only other Jayhawk Conference player to be named to the All-American team was Barton’s Algie Key who received 3rd Team honors, while former Saint Rafriel Guthrie was named an Honorable Mention pick for the College of Southern Idaho.