LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Recent Siena Basketball graduate Javion Ogunyemi will begin his professional career in Hungary. The Troy, New York native has signed with the Atomeromu se Paks which competes in Hungary’s highest professional league, Nemzeti Bajnoksag I/A.
“I’m very excited to get the opportunity to start my career in Hungary,” Ogunyemi said. “The head coach and GM really believe in me and I can’t wait to get started.”
With 206 rejections, Ogunyemi finished his career in the Green and Gold with the second most in program history. He became the 44th member of the 1,000 Point Club on December 17. Ogunyemi became the program’s first MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015-16. He was also selected as a Preseason First Team All-MAAC selection.
Ogunyemi led the league this past season shooting 57.8-percent from the field against conference foes. He was ranked second in the MAAC in blocks (1.8) and fourth in field goal percentage (.536). In the 2015-16 season, Ogunyemi shared the Doc Marcelle team co-MVP with Brett Bisping.
Ogunyemi becomes the fourth Siena Basketball graduate to ink a pro deal in Europe, joining Brett Bisping who signed with Boras Basket in Sweden’s premier league, Marquis Wright who signed with Egis Kormend of Hungary’s top division, and Lavon Long who signed with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau which competes in Germany’s second highest professional division. With Wright’s signing with Egis Kormend, the two now both play in the same league.
Atomeromu SE is a professional team that is based in Paks, Hungary. The team was founded in 1979 and has won the Hungarian Championship four times, with their last win coming in 2008-09 season. Paks, Hungary is home of the only Hungarian nuclear power plant, which provides 40% of the country’s electricity.