Solomon signs with Montevallo University

Kaleel Solomon.

Another Bahamian is making his way up the collegiate basketball ladder as Kaleel Solomon this week signed with Montevallo University, which competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

Despite redshirting this past season at Eastern Florida State, Solomon garnered a lot of interest from larger schools in his freshman year.

In his first season with the Falcons, Solomon averaged 5.7 points per game and shot 39 per cent from three-point range in 36 games. He reached double figures in seven games last season, including a season high 19 points in a February matchup against ASA Miami.

The 6’2” guard played a pivotal role in getting the Titans to the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Tournament finale, where they eventually fell 84-58 to Hutchinson Community College.

Solomon joins a Falcons team that finished 15-15 overall.

The Falcons fell on the road at nationally-ranked University of West Florida (UWF) 83-74 in the quarter-final round of the Gulf South Conference tournament.

Solomon, who is known for being a good three-point shooter, will be a welcome addition to a Falcon team that shot just 37 percent from long range on the season.

Solomon, a former Grand Bahama High School Player of the Year, played locally for Sunland Baptist.