Lionel Gomis Leaves Siena

Lionel Gomis

Dec. 21, 2012

Gomis Statement

Lionel Gomis is no longer with the Siena men's basketball program. The sophomore recently informed Siena head coach Mitch Buonaguro and athletic director John D'Argenio of his desire to leave the program for family reasons.

"We're sorry to see Lionel go, but respect his decision," Buonaguro said.

Gomis (Dakar, Senegal/Blair Academy, (N.J.)) appeared in just one game at Siena, logging two minutes in the season-opening loss to Vermont.

The College successfully petitioned the NCAA on Gomis' behalf last year, providing him with two additional years of eligibility (three total). An initial NCAA reclassification ruling had limited Gomis to just one year of eligibility.

Siena returns action Sunday at Fordham in a game that will be televised on the YES Network at noon.