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2008-2009 Men's Basketball Roster


Nigel Johnson

Class: SR
Position: G
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185 pounds
Previous School: Tallahassee CC [Wooddale HS]
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

2007-08 (JUNIOR)
Sixth in the Sun Belt in assists (3.4), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.47), and first in 3-point field goal percentage (.543) in Sun Belt games only ... Only player to start all 32 games and scored in 29 ... Suffered ankle sprain with two seconds remaining before intermission in first-round SBC Championship game vs. ULM and did not return ... Came back to start vs. Troy in SBC quarterfinals and responded with career-high 12 rebounds, as well as tie his career high with seven assists while playing 40 minutes ... Connected on 15 of his 32 3-pointers over the last 14 games and shot 47 percent from beyond the arc during this span ... Connected on 12 of 13 free throws - both career highs - in win vs. South Alabama in SBC semifinals (03/10/08) ... Narrowly missed triple double with 14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds vs. Troy (03/01/08). The seven assists tied career high ... Team was 11-1 when he pulled five or more rebounds. Only loss was overtime decision against New Orleans ... Sixth in the Sun Belt in assists (3.4), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.47), and first in 3-point field goal percentage (.543) in Sun Belt games only ... Registered career-highs for points in consecutive games after being moved to point position vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State ... Scored career-high 22 points in overtime win at Arkansas State (02/04/08) and also established career highs for field goals made (7) and tied personal best for 3-point field goals made (3) ... Scored then career-high 16 in win at Louisiana-Lafayette (01/31/08) while pulling eight rebounds. Called "game's MVP" by coach Kermit Davis after turning in gut-check performance with guards Kevin Kanaskie and Demetrius Green playing sick ... Had then career-high 10 rebounds vs. North Texas (01/27/08) ... Had career-high seven assists with just one turnover in win vs. Florida International (12/18/07) .... Had career-high two blocked shots vs. North Texas and tied the mark with two vs. ULM (03/05/08) ... Registered season-high three steals at Florida International (02/09/08) ... Averaged 29.9 minutes per game and played 33-plus minutes in 14 contests.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE)
Sophomore transfer saw action in all 32 games and averaged 27.4 minutes per contest in his first season as a Blue Raider ... Enjoyed best stretch at end of season and saw playing time increase ... Ability to run team from point position improved squad's overall offense down the stretch ... Scored double figures in three consecutive games for first time in career at Troy (02/22/07), vs. Florida Atlantic (02/24/07), and at Troy (02/28/07) ... Shot 84 percent (56-67) from the free-throw line ... Led team in scoring for first time with career-high 14 points against Western Kentucky (12/28/06)... Also established career highs for free throws made (9) and attempted (10) against the Hilltoppers .... Produced eight double-figure scoring games ... Tied career high for field goals made (4) and 3-point field goals made (2) at North Texas ... Totaled five steals against Toledo in Paradise Jam Tournament to set a single-game tournament record ... Led Middle Tennessee in rebounding twice and tied his career high of seven rebounds twice in last three games ... Career high seven rebounds against Alabama and Belmont ... Dished out career high five assists against Troy (01/06/07) and tied his career high for assists with five against Denver ... Established career high for 3-pointers with three vs. Fla. Atlantic (02/24/07) ... Played career high 40 minutes at Troy (02/28/07) and against Toledo (11/18/06) ... Tied Paradise Jam single-game record with five steals vs. Toledo.

TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Helped lead Tallahassee Community College to a 31-4 record and an appearance in the NJCAA National Championship for the first time in school history in 2006 ... Connected for the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining against rival Chipola to give Tallahassee a 98-96 win in the Region VIII Championship and a berth in the national tournament for only the second time in program history ... Honorable mention All-Panhandle Conference ... Averaged 9.2 points and led the team in free-throw percentage (.769), assists (3.2), and third in rebounding (4.4) ... Excellent student who sported a 3.36 GPA.

WOODDALE HIGH SCHOOL
Participated in the 2005 Memphis All-Star Classic and was named to the 2005 Best of the Preps/All-Metro Class AAA Team by The Commercial Appeal ... Named MVP of the Regional playoffs and was a three-time (2003, 2004, 2005) Tennessee All-State Honorable Mention selection by the Associated Press ... Rated No. 36 overall prospect in Tennessee by HoopScoop following his senior year ... Earned All-District and All-Region honors ... Helped lead Wooddale to three straight 20-plus win seasons and a region championship. Two years prior to his sophomore year team was winless.

PERSONAL
Born: Dec. 31, 1986 ... Parent: Evelyon Johnson ... Major: Organizational Communication.



2006-2007 Game-by-Game Stats
2007-2008 Game-by-Game Stats
2008-2009 Game-by-Game Stats