DeMatha’s Munson Has Outstanding Season

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Virginia Tech 2006 signee Nigel Munson enjoyed a tremendous senior season individually and for his team, saying “I went out the way I was supposed to go out as a senior. I did all I could do to better my team and myself as a player, on and off the court. I think my stepping up this year scoring-wise helped us out a lot this year.”

The 6-0, 175-pound point guard led DeMatha Catholic, one of the nation’s top high school basketball programs, to a 34-1 overall record including a WCAC Championship title.

Munson, who was known prior to his senior season as a pass-first, shoot-second point guard, turned up his scoring contributions and increased his points-per-game average by almost four points. He finished averaging close to 17 points and 7 assists per contest.

“I’m a pass first, shoot second point guard, but I always had the ability to score when I wanted to,” Munson said. “This year I had an opportunity to score. Last year we had two great guards on the wing so I didn’t have to step up my scoring, but coming into this season I knew I had to step up because guys would look at me as the leader because I’m the oldest. I always had the ability to score, but I would just pick and choose when I would do it before.”

There were many highlights of his senior season, but his performance in helping DeMatha capture the Beach Ball classic tops the list.

“I think the highlight for me was when we played against [Georgia Tech recruit and McDonald’s All-American] Thaddeus Young’s team in the final of the Beach Ball classic,” Munson said. “He scored 31 on us and I scored 23. I did pretty good throughout the whole tournament. I got MVP of the tournament. There have been a lot of great players to come through that tournament, so playing well in that tournament and us winning it was the highlight for me.”

Virginia Tech’s 2006 class currently consists of Munson, Oak Hill Academy (and former DeMatha standout) forward Jeff Allen and Franklin County forward Lewis Witcher. Combo-guard Tyrone Appleton-Miller has verbally committed to the Hokies as well and plans on signing this month.

Munson is excited about this class – Allen and Witcher in particular, although