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Nigel Johnson
23  Nigel Johnson
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Riverdale (Md.) Baptist

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Guard

Experience:
HS

High School: Played one season at Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, Md. ... Helped the Crusaders to a 26-10 overall record, including an 8-2 mark in league play, en route to the inaugural Capital Beltway League (CBL) title as a senior in 2012-13... Averaged 17.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a senior to go with 71 3-pointers... Named First Team All-Met by the Washington Post... Also selected as the area Player of the Year and first team all-area by the Prince George Gazette and Maryland Community News... Collected 12 games of 20 or more points, including four 30-point games... Scored a season-high 39 points vs. National Christian (1/15/13), which included an 18-of-20 effort from the free throw line... Selected as most valuable player of the Capital Beltway League Tournament after scoring a team-high 33 points in a 95-89 win over Princeton Day... Went 13-of-15 from the free throw line in the victory... Connected on 81.8 percent (108-of-132) from the charity stripe... Transferred to Riverdale Baptist after playing at for head coach John Costello at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Va., where he helped the school to the Northwest Region playoffs in their inaugural season in Virginia's AAA classification... Averaged an area-best 29.5 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 steals as a junior in 2011-12... Scored 30 or more points on 11 occasions, including a career-best 55 points in a 109-104 overtime loss at Osbourn (2/25/12)... Went 20-of-22 from the free throw line in the contest to go with five 3-pointers... Scored a team-leading 31 points to go with nine assists and four rebounds in the Spartans' Regional Play-in game, a 65-63 victory over Battlefield... Led all D.C., Maryland and Virginia scorers as a junior, while he set a Virginia single-season AAA record with 211 assists.. Named Second Team All-Met by the Washington Post and was the league's Player of the Year in 2011-12... Led the Spartans to a 19-5 overall record and a 13-3 mark in AA Dulles play as a sophomore in 2010-11... Helped the team score a region-high 1,245 points in region competition to go along with an 11-game win streak during theseason... Averaged 27.4 points, 7.1 assists, 3.9 steals and 3.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore... Scored 20 or more points in all but four games during the 24-game season... Posted five games of 30 or more points... Scored a season-high 39 points in an 89-78 win over Stone Bridge (12/28/10)... Coached at Riverdale Baptist by Louis Wilson.

Personal: Nigel Armoni Johnson was born Jan. 20, 1995 in Fairfax, Va. ... Parents are Sidney and Catrice Johnson... Has three siblings (C.J., Erik and Xavier)... Father, Sidney, played four seasons in the NFL as a defensive back, including stints with Kansas City (1988) and Washington (1990-92)... Played four years at California... Selected K-State over a number of other offers, including Seton Hall, American, Bucknell, Lehigh, Holy Cross, UNC Greensboro, Northeastern, FIU and William & Mary... Hails from the same AAU program - D.C. Assault - as former Wildcats Michael Beasley, Rodney McGruder, Jamar Samuels and Dominique Sutton... Selected to play in the 40th Capital Classic on April 28, 2013 - the longest running high school all-star game in the country - against a squad of U.S. All-Stars... Played alongside Baylor signee Ishmail Wainright on the All-Star squad... Major is business administration.