BUFFALO, NY – Raheem Johnson became the fourth member of last season's senior squad to sign a professional contract as he signed with Michelon Etha Engomis Nicosia in Cyprus. With the signing, all four scholarship senior from last year have earned their college degrees and signed professional contracts.
Johnson received his Bachelor's Degree in African American Studies and was given then FormidaBULL Scholar Award in 2016, which enables those individuals who have internalized the love of learning and moreover the process of learning to emerge as leaders with the student-athlete body at UB. This award is not intended to simply award those with the most improved GPA, but rather those who have internalized a passion for learning that as relatively absent before or in an area of study that was frustrating in the past.
A native of Detroit, MI, Johnson played his high school ball under current UB head coach Nate Oats. Johnson shot 64.4% from the floor last season and nearly 82% from the free throw line. He scored 14 points at nationally ranked Creighton and added 12 at St. Bonaventure.
Johnson joined the Bulls for the 2014-15 season where he was a member of UB's first ever Mid-American Conference Championship team. He redshirted the 2015-16 season due to injury.
Johnson joins the same club that former Bull Jarod Oldham signed with back in 2014.
The Michelon Etha Engomis Nicosia club is based out of Engomis, which is a suburb and municipality of the Cypriot capital of Nicosia. The club plays in the Cyprus Basketball Division A, the top tier of the Cypriot Basketball League system.