Courtside

Your Guide to GW sports

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 10:32 p.m.

Lonergan nabs second 2013-14 recruit commitment

Mike Longergan

Head coach Mike Lonergan, seen here at his introductory press conference. Hatchet File Photo

Nigel Johnson, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Riverdale Baptist High School and a Washington Post second team All-Met player for 2011-12, committed to GW for the 2013-14 season this weekend.

Johnson is unranked by ESPN, which says he also received offers from American and Cornell. He transferred to Riverdale this year, after spending his junior season at Broad Run, averaging 29.5 points per game and helping his team to the Northwest Region playoffs. He also set a Virginia AAA single-season assist record, with 211.

Johnson also made a name for himself with the AAU team D.C. Assault, where his coach, former Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan, told ESPN that Johnson is “just an assassin, and he reminds me of Gilbert Arenas.”

He’s the second recruit for head coach Mike Lonergan’s 2013-14 class, joining fellow local guard Nick Griffin.