Nov. 20, 2012
Troy's Javion Ogunyemi and Forestville, Md. native Stephan Jiggetts have signed National Letters of Intent confirming their decisions to enroll in Siena and play basketball for the Saints.
Ogunyemi, listed as a 6-7, 210-pound forward, is widely regarded as the top prospect in the Capital Region.
"Javion's an outstanding big man who can play away from the basket, and can score," Siena head coach Mitch Buonaguro said. "He plays on a very good high school team with an excellent coach. I'm really excited about his ability to come in and contribute in the front court."
Ogunyemi was a Times Union All-Area first team selection after averaging 12.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a junior last season for a Troy team that reached the Section 2 Class AA finals.
The 6-1, 205-pound Jiggetts can play either guard spot. He led perennial powerhouse Bishop McNamara in suburban Washington, D.C. in scoring last year with 15.8 points per game, earning second team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors.
"Stephan adds a tremendous amount of versatility to our backcourt," Buonaguro said. "We really like his ability to score, but he can also run a team. He's from a very strong program, so we're really excited about getting him."