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January 28, 2014

Biggs officially dismissed from team

After rumors spread Monday afternoon that junior point guard Deverell Biggs had played his last game at Nebraska, head coach Tim Miles confirmed the news with an official statement released on Tuesday morning.

"I've made the very difficult decision that Deverell Biggs will no longer be a part of our basketball program," Miles said. "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."

Biggs appeared in 15 games for the Huskers this season, averaging 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest after redshirting in 2012-13.

Sources told HuskerOnline.com that Miles met with Biggs on Monday afternoon and told him that it was best he moved on after missing his fourth game of the season on Sunday night for disciplinary reasons.

The Omaha native was suspended the first two games of the season for an off-the-court incident that occurred over the offseason, and he then did not travel with the team to Cincinnati for the final game of non-conference play on Dec. 28 because he was late for a team film session.

Biggs was reportedly late again for a film session prior to the Minnesota game on Sunday, and he was not present at the game for "personal reasons." He will remain on scholarship through the summer to help allow him to graduate. A double major in sociology and ethnic studies, it's said he's only 10 credits away from earning his degree.

Biggs will look to play his fifth and final season of eligibility at another school next season.


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