Shortly after the 2014-15 season came to an end, it was announced that a key member of the Siena Saints was transferring elsewhere. Forward Javion Ogunyemi had made the decision to transfer from the program, looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start elsewhere.
In what many thought was the end of the story, Ogunyemi had committed to Boston University.
The story was far from over, as Ogunyemi then chose to return to Siena as opposed to attending Boston University, citing family reasons. Since Ogunyemi had not practiced with the Terriers or enrolled in classes after the transfer, he was able to return to Siena.
His decision to transfer back to school put his eligibility into question for the 2015-16 season, because he was technically a “transfer” player for the Saints.
The Siena Saints surprised pretty much everyone back in 2013-14 with their miraculous run through the CBI Tournament, which they won over Fresno State. Their strong play put the nation on notice, and led to some lofty expectations for the team in 2014-15.
Those expectations, the Saints would not come close to meeting.
Injuries derailed any chances the Saints had at contending for the MAAC title, and defending their CBI title in the process. At season’s end, it was announced that sophomore forward Javion Ogunyemi was transferring from the program, which was another blow to the Saints.