University of the District of Columbia Senior Guard Nigel Munson Earns East Coast Conference Player of the Week Honors and Is Selected to the 2K Sports Classic All-Tournament Team

Washington, DC – University of the District of Columbia Men's Basketball senior guard Nigel Munson (Washington, DC – DeMatha HS) capped off a banner week earning two impressive honors.  The local Washington, DC product was selected to the All-Tournament Team at the 2K Sports Classic Benefitting Coaches vs Cancer over the weekend in Valparaiso, IN.  Munson was the only non-Division I player selected to the All-Tournament Team. 

Munson Tallied 40 points over two games at the 2K Sports Classic on 19-28 shooting (67.9%) to go along with 13 total assists.  Munson averaged 20 points, 6.5 assists, and 5 rebounds on the weekend.  On the year Munson is averaging 22 points per game and 7 assists per game.

On Monday Munson was named the East Coast Conference Player of the Week for his performances over the last week.  Munson was named to the ECC Player of the Week Honor Roll in Week 1. 

The UDC Men's Basketball Team under 3rd year Head Coach Jeff Ruland is off to a 3-1 start with their only loss coming at the hands of Division I opponent Duquesne.  UDC is a Division II member institution, and competes in the East Coast Conference in all sports.  The Firebirds Men's Basketball Team opened up the season with a 83-72 victory over Alderson Broaddus College at home in the UDC Gym.  They followed up the season opener with another victory at home over Elizabeth City State University 65-63.  This past weekend the Firebirds traveled to Valparaiso, IN to participate in the 2k Sports Classic Benefitting Coaches vs Cancer.  The Firebirds fell to Division I opponent Duquesne University on Friday night 97-81 in a game that was tied with 12 minutes remaining.  UDC closed out the 2K Sports Classic with a win over first year program Indiana University Kokomo 87-51. 

UDC Head Coach Jeff Ruland had this to say about Nigel Munson, "Nigel is playing very well for us right now, and he is unequivocally one of the best point guards in the country.  He can score, he runs the offense extremely well, and he can find his teammates.  He is a true point guard in every sense, and we are very happy that he was recognized by the conference and the 2K Sports Classic."

The Firebirds return to action as they travel to Florida this week to participate in the Florida Tech Classic.  The Firebirds take on Flagler on Friday at 5:00 pm and then either Florida Tech or UPR-Rio Piedras on Saturday, time TBD.