Stephen F. Austin Forward Calvin Solomon Transfers to UTEP
Stephen F. Austin forward Calvin Solomon will be wearing the Orange and Blue next year, as the transfer announced via social media he has committed to play for the Miners in the upcoming 2022-23 college basketball season.
The 6-foot-7 product from Houston put together three productive seasons with the Lumberjacks. He played under now UTEP associate head coach Jeremy Cox from 2019-21, as Cox served as a bench coach at SFA during those seasons.
The Miners' roster is now starting to take shape with just one scholarship available from the team.
Solomon is a graduate of Klein Forest High School, where he helped his team to a 6A state finals run in 2019. As a freshman at SFA, Solomon came off the bench and averaged 3.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 29 games played (2019-20). He started 20 of 21 games during his sophomore season, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 boards. This past season was his best yet, starting in all 32 games and averaging 9.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Lumberjacks finished 22-10, 14-4 in the Southland Conference last season.
Every year, Solomon has proven he can level up his game.
With Solomon, the Miners have added depth to their frontcourt. Ze'Rik Onyema, Jamari Sibley and Kevin Kalu round out the returning forwards from last year. Newcomers Jonathan Dos Anjos (Florida Southwestern State), Otis Frazier III (George Mason) and Derek Hamilton (Bossier Community College), along with Solomon, round out their frontcourt.
Here's an updated look at the tentative depth chart that Steve posted last week:
Shamar Givance | 5-10 | 155 lbs. | Grad (one year of eligibility)
Malik Zachery | 6-2 | 175 lbs. | Junior (two years of eligibility)
Jamal Sumlin | 6-3 | True Freshman (four years of eligibility)
Tae Hardy | 6-2 | 191 lbs. | Junior (two years of eligibility)
Mario McKinney Jr. | 6-1 | | 185 lbs. | Junior (two years of eligibility)
Jamari Sibley | 6-8 | 184 lbs. | Sophomore (three years of eligibility)
Otis Frazier III | 6-6 | 212 lbs. | Junior (three years of eligibility)
Calvin Solomon | 6-6 | 194 lbs | Junior (two years of eligibility)
Jonathan Dos Anjos | 6-7 | 205 lbs. | Junior (two years of eligibility)
Ze'Rik Onyema | 6-8 | 220 lbs. | Sophomore (three years of eligibility)
Kevin Kalu | 6-9 | 235 lbs. | Sophomore (three years of eligibility)
Derek Hamilton | 6-10 | 280 lbs. | Sophomore (three years of eligibility)