Former University of District of Columbia and DeMatha High basketball star Nigel Munson participated in a Washington Wizards National Basketball Association (NBA) Pre-Draft workout May 25.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard was joined by center Michael Eric from Temple University, power forward Xavier Gibson from Florida State, guard Scott Machado of Iona, forward Antwaine Wiggins of the College of Charleston, and forward Khris Middleton of Texas A&M during the workout at the Verizon Center. They were put through a series of drills that tested athletic ability, basketball skills and IQ.
Munson, who played for UDC from 2009-2011, was selected to the All-East Coast Conference team this past season after leading his team to the Firebirds’ first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II championship tournament appearance.
The Washington, D.C. native was named to the All-Met team as a DeMatha standout and played one season for Virginia Tech before transferring to UDC, where he ranked eighth in the nation in the 2011-2012 season in assists with 6.5 per game and was 32nd among Division II scorers with 19.4 points per game.
"I'm really happy for Nigel," UDC basketball head coach Jeff Ruland said. "He's certainly done well here, and I hope he goes as far as he can."
Now, Munson will have to wait until he NBA draft, scheduled for June 28, to see if the Wizards will add him to their roster.