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Nigel Johnson signs with Kansas State basketball

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 2:47 p.m.

— Nigel Johnson joined the Kansas State basketball team on Wednesday by signing a national letter of iIntent to play for the Wildcats next season.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 180-point guard from Upper Marlboro, Md., is the fifth member of K-State’s 2013 recruiting class. He committed to the Wildcats last month. He figures to play meaningful minutes right as a freshman following the departure of former starting point guard Angel Rodriguez, who transferred to Miami.

Johnson averaged 17.9 points as a senior at Riverdale High School, and played for the same D.C. Assault AAU team that sent Michael Beasley, Jamar Samuels and Rodney McGruder to K-State.

“We are very excited to welcome Nigel to K-State,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said in a statement. “It is always great to find a point guard of his caliber this late in the signing period. He has great quickness and athleticism with the ability to make plays as well as score. He played for a top level high school and for some of the area’s top AAU programs.”

Johnson will join guards Jevon Thomas, Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu and forward Neville Fincher as incoming freshman. Maine transfer Justin Edwards has also orally committed to K-State.

The Wildcats have one available scholarship remaining.

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