Kansas State picked up its newest basketball commitment late Saturday night from point guard Nigel Johnson.
Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from Upper Marlboro, Md. He plays for Riverdale Baptist and the familiar AAU team DC Assault, which Michael Beasley, Rodney McGruder and Jamar Samuels all used to play for.
Proud to say I just committed to Kansas State University!! Excited to be a Wildcat next year!! #blessed????????????????
— Nigel Johnson (@TakingFlight_23) April 21, 2013
Here is Johnson’s Rivals profile. His other offers came from mid-major programs, but Missouri showed interest in him. He was originally a George Washington commit, but re-opened his recruitment a few weeks ago. K-State offered him a scholarship on Thursday, and he committed quickly.
K-State lacks depth at guard with the departure of Martavious Irving and the transfer of Michael Orris. The possibility of early playing time appealed to Johnson.
“I felt like I could definitely come in right away and make an impact,” Johnson told the website DMVElite.com. “They told me that I can come in right away and be a major contributor.”
K-State has one basketball scholarship remaining to use for the 2013 recruiting class or save for the 2014 class. Johnson will join Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu, Jevon Thomas and Neville Fincher next season. All four have signed with the Wildcats.