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Richard Solomon
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Richard Solomon 1249973
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Price HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Junior (2012-13): Started 31 of 33 contests with 226 total rebounds ... first player in school history with at least six points, six rebounds and six blocks in a game when he posted seven points, eight rebounds and a career-high six blocks vs. Washington State ... enters senior season seventh in school history with 80 career blocks ... posted at least three blocks in four games on the year ... totaled 10 or more rebounds five times … recorded three double-doubles for the season (22 points and 14 rebounds vs. No. 16 Syracuse; 11 points and 10 rebounds at UCLA; 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. No. 10 Oregon) ... ended the season with career-highs in points (22) and rebounds (14) against No. 16 Syracuse in NCAA Tournament third-round game … posted 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks against UNLV in NCAA second-round contest … averaged 16.5 ppg and 10.5 rpg. in Cal’s two NCAA Tournament games … recorded 11 rebounds and eight points against Utah in Pac-12 Tournament ... 17-point performance (with eight rebounds) vs. UCLA ... 18 points to go along with nine rebounds vs. Prairie View A&M ... five blocks to go along with six rebounds and six points vs. Harvard.

Sophomore (2011-12): Appeared in first 13 games, starting eight contests … averaged 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game … was Cal’s leading rebounder during limited action … limited to just four league games … scored a season-high 11 points and collected seven rebounds against Weber State … matched his season-high with 10 rebounds twice, against Oregon and McNeese State … totaled five or more rebounds in five games … registered nine rebounds and eight points against Austin Peay and eight rebounds and eight points vs. UC Irvine.

Freshman (2010-11): Developed into Cal’s biggest contributor off the bench before he joined the starting lineup … made first career start against Ole Miss in the first round of the NIT, tallying a game-high and season-high-tying 10 rebounds ... also started at Colorado in round two of the NIT, with two blocks ... secured first career double-double against Hartford (10 points, 10 rebounds) , along with three blocks ... recorded 14 points (shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the field) against Washington … put together second-straight double-digit scoring performance at UCLA with 12 points, along with three steals ... tied his season high in blocks with three against Oregon State ... scored nine points at Arizona, including clutch free throws in the game’s final minutes to finish 5-for-6 from the line, with three rebounds and an assist.

High School: Standout at Price High School after transferring from Bishop Montgomery High School for his senior season … posted 19 points in the Southern Section Division 4AA championship game ... averaged 16.9 ppg., 9.0 rpg. and a team-best 3.0 bpg. as a senior ... recorded a double-double as a senior (29 points, 11 rebounds) ... made all-state and the All-CIF first team ... listed at No. 20 among power forwards, according to Rivals. com ... one of the top post prospects in the West among his class for 2010 … earned a spot on the prestigious Best in the West team.

Personal: Richard Solomon III ... born June 18, 1992, in Inglewood, Calif. ... parents are Richard Jr. and Sheryl Solomon ... has three older sisters ... sister, Am’ra, played volleyball at Cal from 2005-08 ... played for the Compton Magic club team ... a high school teammate for one season with fellow Golden Bear Justin Cobbs at Bishop Montgomery and a scholastic teammate for one season with former Golden Bear Allen Crabbe at Price.

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