Former Omaha Central product Deverell Biggs, a point guard for Seward County Community College, didn't expect an offer from Nebraska last week. He didn't actually even expect former head coach Doc Sadler to get fired, but while he hasn't talked with new head coach Tim Miles in great detail, he's interested in hearing more.
"My assistant coach here at Seward called me and told me that he had just got done talking to Coach Miles," said Biggs. "He gave me his number and told him that I should really call him when I had the chance. So I called Coach Miles up and he said that he wanted me know they were very interested in me and if anyone asked, I had an offer. It was crazy, it really moved fast."
Biggs averaged 14.61 points per game this year, with just over 3.1 assists a contest. Seward went 31-7 on the year.
"I'm really interested in what Oklahoma State and Nebraska have to bring to the table," said the sophomore. "I have narrowed it down though, I'm just not telling them. I have been doing some Internet research and pretty much know where I want to go, but I want to take some visits first. I will probably tell people Signing Day or possibly after that. I just want to keep it secret until then though."
Biggs says he didn't grow up watching Nebraska, but actually Kansas. "I was always a fan of them," said the Omaha product. But despite his allegiance, he knows getting an in-state offer is a great chance.
"Everyone you know and that you grew up with, family, can watch you play in-state," said Biggs. "So for me, it's a huge honor."
So what does Biggs bring to the table?
"I'm not a cocky person, I'm a humble guy, but very confident in what I do. I can do it all I really feel," said the JUCO star. "Whatever you put in front of me, I can do. I was always a scorer in high school. But now I can play defense, I learned from some of the best JUCO basketball coaches in the country. I bring leadership, scoring, defense. It doesn't matter."