Sharks welcome Javion Ogunyemi – British Basketball League

B. Braun Sheffield Sharks today announced that 6’9″ forward, Javion Ogunyemi, has signed for the club.

The exciting big man joins after a very successful stint in the Georgian Super League – where he averaged 19.7 points per game, alongside a league leading 14.1 rebounds per game.

The former Siena Saints standout, and Georgian Super League Centre of the Year, signs for the Sharks having also played in Austria, Hungary, and Cyprus.

“I had a very clear idea of what I needed to help the club move forward this year, and I feel Javion will play a huge role in any success we will have as a team in the coming season,” said Sheffield Sharks Head Coach, Atiba Lyons.

“Javion was the All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, anyone who saw us play last season knows we put defence first. I think Javion will be a perfect fit for how we want to play.”

The experienced big man Javion, added, “Coach Atiba and the organisation really sold the vision for the future of the club. With the arena, the direction the league is going – it is an exciting time to become a Shark.”

“I’m a hardworking defensive big man, who gets excited off dominating my opponents on the boards. Offensively, I can shoot the ball, go both ways in the post, and put the ball on floor when I need to. I can’t wait to put on a show for the Sharks fans this coming season.”

Javion is the first signing announced for the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks for the 2022-23 season with more to be announced soon.

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