After a banner season at Seward County, leading his team to a Jayhawk West Championship, a Region VI Championship, and a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament, Saints sophomore Deverell Biggs will be headed back home next season after signing at the University of Nebraska. Biggs, an Omaha native, put up stellar numbers in his only season in green and white in 2011-2012. He averaged 14.6 points and over 3 steals and 3 assists per game for the Saints. Biggs finished the season with over 100 steals and 100 assists, making him one of just two players in school history to accomplish that feat.

He earned Jayhawk West Most Valuable Player, Region VI Most Valuable Player, and Region VI Tournament Most Valuable Player before being named a 1st Team NJCAA All-American at seasons end. Biggs gave his teammates all the credit for his success in today’s interview, saying “all these guys are the main characters in the movie, I am just the one that happened to receive the credit”. He went on to talk about the prospects of going back to the Husker state to play for Nebraska saying “my family and I are excited and blessed for me to be able to go somewhere that they will be able to watch me play again every night. It has been hard being away from them and it will be nice to have them close again” he said. Biggs will join a Nebraska team under the direction of Head Coach Tim Miles for the first time during the 2012-2013 season. The Huskers struggled to a 12-18 record in 2011-2012 and finished 11th in the Big Ten with a 4-14 conference mark. Biggs should have an opportunity to play early in his Husker career as Nebraska returns just one guard who saw significant time last season and just one starter overall from last year’s squad.