LINCOLN — Nebraska is still in a holding pattern over whether to redshirt incoming men’s basketball recruit Deverell Biggs.
Coach Tim Miles said Monday he hasn’t addressed the topic recently with Biggs. The 6-foot point guard out of Omaha Central was a junior college All-American last season at Seward County (Kan.) Community College.
Biggs can play in NU’s Nov. 7 exhibition game against Midland University and still redshirt. The regular season starts with a Nov. 11 home game against Southern University.
On Sunday, Biggs took part when Nebraska scrimmaged at Iowa State. Coaches are forbidden by NCAA rules to comment on such practice games.
Two people with knowledge of the scrimmage said Iowa State, an NCAA tourney team last season, dominated throughout against Nebraska, picked to finish last in the Big Ten.
Miles, who takes over this season for Doc Sadler, said he likes the work his team is putting in to learn new systems. Depth and defensive discipline are concerns.
“And we lack scoring,’’ Miles said. “We’re not going to be a high-powered team, so we’re going to have to figure out how to manufacture some points.’’
The Huskers have been mostly healthy through preseason workouts. Freshman wing Shavon Shields (elbow) missed two practices over the weekend, but Miles said he expects a quick return.
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