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.”
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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.