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Rutgers Basketball Recruiting: Nigel Johnson Commits to Rutgers

The Kansas State transfer will have to sit a year.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

While the search for immediate offensive help continues for Eddie Jordan, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have landed a transfer out of Kansas State.

Johnson, a 6'1" guard, played for Jordan when Jordan was the coach of the DC Assault a few years back. The Johnson visited the Rutgers campus last weekend, along with Coppin State graduate transfer Sterling Smith.

While at Kansas State, Johnson saw time in all 32 games and started seven of them. While he only averaged just over 5 points per game, Johnson lead the team in scoring in some big games, including an upset win over Kansas. More information can be found in his Kansas State bio, while its still up.

While this is going to add some good depth, and give Corey Sanders a back up point guard when Bishop Daniels graduates, this move does not help the Scarlet Knights for next year.  Johnson is a transfer and will need to sit out this season.  Eddie Jordan has one remaining scholarship, and needs to land a scorer, an impact player.

Rutgers is still chasing Smith, Deshawn Freeman, and Malik Ellison.  Any one of those players would lend some much needed optimism to the Scarlet Knights, as they bring some scoring punch to the table immediately.