• Loading KStateSports Tweets...
    1 second ago
MAIN ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS | BRAMLAGE COLISEUM | CAMPS | IN THE PROS | HISTORY | MEDIA GUIDE | ARCHIVE | BASKETBALL GEAR



Nigel Johnson
23  Nigel Johnson
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Riverdale (Md.) Baptist

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

Signature Games
• Played the best game of his young Wildcat career on the big stage, scoring a season-high 17 points against No. 16 Iowa State (3/13/14) in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Quarterfinals at the sold-out Sprint Center... He went 5-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-4 from long range, to go with a perfect 5-of-5 effort from the free throw line... He also dished out 3 assists and grabbed 1 rebound and 1 steal in 22 minutes of action against the Cyclones.
• In just his fourth game, he led the team in scoring with 14 points against Charlotte (11/21/13) in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off... He connected on 5-of-12 field goals, including a season-tying 3 3-pointers, to go with a season-high 6 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes.
• Scored 11 points in just 14 minutes of action at Oklahoma (2/22/14), as he knocked down 4-of-5 field goals, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, to go with 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

As A Freshman (2013-14)
• Saw action in 30 games as a freshman... Ranked third among Wildcat rookies in games played... Placed fourth among reserves in minutes at 13.8 per game.
• Played 20 or more minutes in seven contests, including a season-best 23 vs. Oral Roberts (11/13/13) and Charlotte (11/21/13).
• Averaged 4.1 points on 36.9 percent shooting (41-of-111), including 27.4 percent (17-of-62) from 3-point range, with 1.6 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 13.8 minutes per game... Connected on 67.6 percent (25-of-37) from the free throw line.
• Ranked third on the team in steals (23), while he was fourth in 3-point field goals and sixth in assists.
• Scored in double figures four times, including twice in Big 12 play... Registered a season-high 17 points vs. No. 16 Iowa State (3/13/14) in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Quarterfinals at the Sprint Center... Led the team in scoring vs. Charlotte (11/21/13) with 14 points... Also scored in double figures vs. Tulane (13, 12/28/13) and Oklahoma (11, 2/22/14).
• Had at least 1 3-point field goal in 10 games, including a season-high 3 vs. Charlotte (11/21/13), Tulane (12/28/13) and at Oklahoma (2/22/14).
• Grabbed at least 1 rebound in 18 games, including a season-best 6 vs. Charlotte (11/21/13).
• Led the team in assists twice, including a season-high 5 vs. Oral Roberts (11/13/13).
• Was the steals leader in five games, including a season-high 2 done on seven occasions... Led the team with 2 steals in the NCAA Tournament loss to Kentucky (3/21/14).
• Saw action in 15 Big 12 games, averaging 10.0 minutes per outing... Averaged 2.5 points on 36.1 percent shooting (13-of-36) in league-only contests with 1.2 assists and 0.6 rebounds per game... Connected on 80 percent (8-of-10) from the free throw line.

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.
• 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... Named Second Team All-Met by the Washington Post and was the league's Player of the Year in 2011-12... 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.
• Averaged 17.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a senior to go with 71 3-pointers... Connected on 81.8 percent (108-of-132) from the charity stripe.
• 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...
• 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)... Led all D.C., Maryland and Virginia scorers as a junior, while he set a Virginia single-season AAA record with 211 assists.
• 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).
• 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.
• Major is business administration.