January 20, 2012

University of the District of Columbia Men’s Basketball in the Media

WASHINGTON, DC – Head men's basketball coach Jeff Ruland and the University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team was featured on NBC News4 at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th, and a feature story written by Kathy Orton on senior guard Nigel Munson ran in the Washington Post on Friday, January 20th.

Hakem Dermish, a member of News4's Evening Team, filmed a personal feature story of third year head coach Jeff Ruland, a former NBA All-Star who has revitalized the UDC men's basketball program and has the Firebirds off to one of their best starts in school history with a record of 14-2.

Dermish also interviews District of Columbia's dynamic backcourt duo of senior guards Brandon Herbert (Baltimore, MD – McDonough HS) and Nigel Munson (Washington, DC – DeMatha HS). Herbert, who last Saturday eclipsed the 1,000 point milestone for his career, is ranked 7th in Division II in three-point field goals per-game with 3.9 and is also ranked 20th in the nation in free-throw percentage at 89.8. Munson, who needs just 29 points to also reach the 1,000-point career plateau, is ranked 7th in the nation for assists per-game with an average of 6.4. Watch the video here.

Meanwhile, Kathy Orton's story on Nigel Munson offers a detailed account of the former DeMatha HS superstar point guard's journey over the past five years, and explains how he landed back in the nation's capital playing for the Firebirds. View the story here.