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23 Nigel Johnson
Nigel  Johnson

Graduate Student

Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Riverdale (Md.)

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 182



Virginia vs. UMBC (USATSI)

Photos from Virginia men's basketball vs. UMBC - Friday, March 16, 2018


Virginia vs. UNC (USATSI)

Photos from Virginia men's basketball vs. UNC - Saturday, March 10, 2018


Virginia vs. Duke (USATSI)

Photos from Virginia men's basketball vs. Duke - Saturday, JAn. 27, 2018


Virginia vs. Clemson (USATSI)

Photos from Virginia men's basketball vs. Clemson - Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018


Virginia vs. Wake Forest (USATSI)

ACC Basketball

2017-18 SEASON
• Played 31 games with one start
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Shot 38.6 percent, 32.7 percent from 3-point range, 60.5 percent free throws
• Suspended three games from Jan. 31-Feb. 7 for violation of team rules
• Recorded 10 points against Austin Peay (11/13/17)
• Tallied five points, five rebounds and four assists vs. Vanderbilt (11/23/17)
• Scored 12 points vs. Rhode Island (11/24/17)
• Finished with a career-high eight assists vs. Lehigh (12/2/17)
• Tallied a season-high 22 points and tied a career high with four steals vs. Davidson (12/16/17)
• Recorded nine points and four assists vs. Hampton (12/22/17)
• Registered five assists and no turnovers vs. NC State (1/14/18)
• Tallied six points and three rebounds at Wake Forest (1/21/18)
• Scored 12 points at Pitt (2/24/18)
•  Scored eight points, going 2-for-3 from 3-point range in ACC Championship game vs. North Carolina (3/10/18)


• Transferred to Virginia from Rutgers and is eligible to play games in 2017-18
• Averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Rutgers in 2016-17
• Played two collegiate seasons at Kansas State
• Starred for Broad Run High School as a junior, averaging an area-best 29.5 points and setting a Virginia single-season record with 211 assists

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17 at Rutgers)
• Played in 32 games with 13 starts
• Averaged 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds with 64 assists
• Tallied five 20-point games, including a career-high 23 points against Purdue (2/14/17)
• Posted 21 points in Big Ten Tournament games against Ohio State (3/8/17) and Northwestern (3/9/17)
• Scored 16 points at Northwestern (2/18/17)
• Scored 13 points and shared team-high with seven rebounds in overtime loss to No. 15 Wisconsin (1/28/17)
• Scored 14 points at No. 22 Maryland (1/24/17) and added 13 points with five rebounds at Iowa (1/8/17)
• Scored 15 points at Michigan State (1/4)
• Tallied 16 points at Seton Hall (12/23/16)
• Made first RU start and had eight points, seven assists and five rebounds in win over FDU (12/14/16)
• Scored 21 points to go with six rebounds in road win at Stony Brook (12/10/16)
• Led team with 16 points and had four steals in win over CCSU (12/6/16)
• Scored 12 points, including 7-of-8 on free throws in win over Morgan State (12/3/16)
• Led team with 20 points, five assists and three steals in win over Niagara (11/20/16)
• Led team with 15 points and seven assists in win over Drexel (11/13/16)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15 at Kansas State)
• Played in 32 games with seven starts
• Averaged 5.2 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds
• Ranked third on the team in 3-point shooting (20), assists (55) and steals (32)
• Led the team in assists in eight contests
• Played double-digit minutes in 26 games
• Dropped 17 points and nine rebounds in upset victory of then-No. 12 Iowa State (2/28/15)
• Scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, in upset win over then-No. 8 Kansas (2/23/15)
• Produced 14 points, five rebounds and five assists against West Virginia (2/11/15)
• Contributed 10 points with three, 3-pointers against Texas (2/7/16)
• Added nine points in 26 minutes off the bench against Georgia (12/31)
• Dropped 12 points, three steals and three assists against Missouri-Kansas City (11/17/14)
Had 18 points, five assists and two steals during season opener against Southern Utah (11/14/14)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14 at Kansas State)
• Played in 30 games
• Averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds
• Played 19 minutes, adding three rebounds during NCAA Second Round matchup with Kentucky (3/21/14)
• Scored season-high 17 points and secured three assists against Iowa State (3/13/14)
• Had 11 points, three assists and two rebounds at Oklahoma (2/22/14)
• Contributed four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench during upset victory against then-No. 7 Kansas (2/10/14)
• Produced 13 points, three assists and two rebounds against Tulane (12/28/13)
• Added six points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in win against Ole Miss (12/5/13)
• Scored 14 points and added six rebounds against Charlotte (11/21/13)

• Competed at Riverdale Baptist School as a senior, where he averaged 17.9 points and converted 71 3-point attempts
• Was 81.8 percent (108-of-132) from the free throw line
• Had 12 games with more than 20 points and registered four 30-point games
• Led the Crusaders to a 26-10 overall record en route to the inaugural Capital Beltway League title as a senior
• Named First Team All-Met by the Washington Post, First Team All-Area by Maryland Community News and Area Player of the Year by the Prince George Gazette
• Earned MVP honors at the Capital Beltway League Tournament after scoring team-high 33 points in victory against Princeton Day
• Played junior season at Broad Run High School, averaging an area-best 29.5 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 steals
• Scored 30 or more points 11 times, including a career-high 55 points against Osbourn
• Led all D.C., Maryland and Virginia scorers as a junior and set a Virginia single-season record with 211 assists during that season
• Helped Broad Run to the Northwest Region playoffs
• Also competed on the AAU circuit for the D.C. Assault

• Nigel Johnson
• Son of Sidney and Catrice Johnson
• Earned undergraduate degree from Rutgers in criminal justice
• Has three siblings, C.J., Erik and Xavier
• Father, Sidney, played four seasons in the NFL as a defensive back with the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins

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