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Rutgers Graduate Transfer Nigel Johnson will Visit Colorado

Colorado's men's basketball program now has multiple scholarships available, and the Buffaloes have been looking at prep, Junior College and transfer possibilities. One of those transfer possibilities played at Rutgers last season..



Nigel Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 196-pound guard that averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this winter as a junior at Rutgers. He scored 21 points in the Scarlet Knights' first-round upset over Ohio State in the first-round of the Big Ten Tournament.

After Johnson announced his intention to transfer out of the Rutgers program, the Asbury Park Press described him as the Scarlet Knights' "most consistent perimeter shooter and one of their best on-ball defenders."

Johnson has moved around quite a bit. Originally from Virginia, he switched from Broad Run High School and played his final high school season at Riverdale Baptist in Maryland. He began his college career at Kansas State, where he played in 30 games as a true freshmen. He then ranked third on the Wildcats' team in three-point shooting, assists and steals as a sophomore.

Johnson transferred to Rutgers and used his redshirt while sitting out during the 2015-16 season. As a graduate transfer, Johnson will be eligible to play right away in 2017-18, but he has just one year of eligibility remaining.

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