Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Italy-Serie A) has recently strengthened its roster with the addition of Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180 cm, CS Fullerton’09) this 2016. Akognon is a Nigerian-American player who was a former member of the Nigerian national team in 2006 and 2009. He began the 2015-16 season playing in China for the Jilin Northeast Tigers (China-CBA). He logged 20 games for his former team and produced averages of 33.1 ppg and 3.9 apg.
He began the 2014-15 season on the roster of the Foshan Long Lions (China-CBA). He played 35 games for the Foshan Long Lions and was able to record averages of 31.9 ppg and 3.3 rpg.
Later in the season Josh moved to Serbian club BC Partizan NiS Beograd (Serbia-KLS). He played six games for them in the Adriatic league and averaged 10.5 ppg and 1.5 rpg. He also played a single game in the domestic Serbian league and was able to score 11 points and hand out a couple of assists.