Hagopian’s First Year Abroad Highlights

Hagopian’s First Year Abroad Highlights

BOSTON – Former Suffolk men's basketball standout Michael Hagopian, BSBA '19 wrapped up his first season playing abroad, competing for Urartu Vbet, a Vanadzor-based basketball club that belongs to both the A-League in Aremnia, the top men's official basketball league in the country, and the Eurasian League. 

The A-League rookie, Hagopian helped Uratua to a second-place ranking with a 17-3 overall record to seal a spot to seal a spot in the final four playoffs, however the year ended after the regular season due to the world wide COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hagopian had multiple highs in year one. The shoot guarding worked his way into all-star weekend to compete in both the three-point contest and all-start game after supplying 17.0 points per game to Uratua's scoring off an impressive 50.3 connection rate from downtown. He added 3.8 assists per outing and pulled down 4.4 caroms per contest to be voted the Best Guard and become the Super Cup Champion.  

These highlights come no surprise to Ram Nation as Hagopian proved his worth on the hardwood during his time in blue-and-gold as the 29th member of Suffolk's 1,000-point club, finishing his career with 1,271 points, and the sharpest shooter in program history with the most triples made in the Rams' record book with 236 behind a 42.9 percentage from three-point land.  

For a chance to take a look at Hagopian's season in Armenia, click on the video below. 

This is not Hagopian's first time on an overseas roster. He represented Ram Nation and his native country in back-to-back summers, 2017 and 2018, playing for Armenia in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and competed in the Pan-Armenia Games last summer.