EL PASO, Texas – The UTEP men’s basketball team has secured Stephen F. Austin transfer Calvin Solomon, head coach Joe Golding announced.
A brief profile on Solomon and a quote from Golding follow below.
Stephen F. Austin
Three-year letter winner and two-year starter for Stephen F. Austin who appeared in 82 games, including 56 starts … averaged 9.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks while starting all 32 games played in 2021-22 … effort paced the squad in blocks … connected on 52.2 percent (118-226) from the floor … reached double figures in scoring in 16 contests, including eight straight at one point … blocked multiple shots in 10 different games … registered a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) against Utah Valley (2/3/22) … had another double-double (12 points, 10 boards) against Chicago State (2/16/22) … scored a season-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals against Lamar (1/17/22) … tallied 14 points on 6-8 shooting while snagging six boards and recording three steals against UTRGV (1/11/22) … scored 14 points and made 6-7 against Dixie State (2/5/22) …flirted with a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds at Seattle (1/26/22) … started 20 of 21 games played in 2020-21, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 54.1 percent from the floor … reached double figures in scoring in seven games … paced the squad with 20 blocked shots, with multiple rejections in seven separate contests … put up a double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds) against LSU-Alexandria (12/6/20) … hit double digits in scoring in four straight contests during the middle of the season … put up 12 points and had eight boards at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2/3/21) … registered 13 points and eight rebounds at UIW (1/16/21) … pulled down 10 rebounds against LeTourneau (12/1/20) … played in 29 games while averaging 15.3 minutes per game in 2019-20 … chipped in 3.0 ppg to go along with 4.3 rpg on 45.8 percent shooting … had 11 rebounds at Lamar (1/25/20) … pulled down 10 boards in back-to-back games against Niagara (11/13/19) and Drexel (11/16/19) … compiled six points, three steals and three assists against NC Central (11/09/19) … helped lead Klein Forest HS to a run to the 6A state finals as a senior … the squad piled up 33 wins and entered the title tilt on a 25-game winning streak … accounted for 16 points, 11 boards and 3.3 assists per game on the year, aided by a double-double (14 points, 10 boards) in the championship contest … named the Houston Chronicle’s Co-Player of the Year.
“Calvin is one of the toughest players I’ve ever coached against. He has won at the high school level and is coming from a program in SFA that that I have a ton of respect for. He has the experience and the versatility to play multiple positions, and we are fired up to have him.”
UTEP head coach Joe Golding