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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
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 career-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 by the end of the regular season 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 - both career highs), along with a personal-best three blocks ... produced season high 14 points (shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the field) against Washington, also registering a career-best three assists ... put together second-straight double-digit scoring performance at UCLA with 12 points, and also registered a season-high three steals ... garnered 11 points and six rebounds against USC in the Pac-10 Tournament ... in 14 minutes of work off the bench at Oregon, collected four points, four rebounds, a block and a steal ... followed that with eight points and five rebounds in 17 minutes of play at Oregon State ... tied his season high in blocks with three against Oregon State ... notched seven points and seven rebounds along with two blocks at Washington State ... scored eight points, two assists and his first collegiate block against New Mexico ... notched eight points and seven rebounds in nearly 20 minutes of work against Washington State (1/16) ... 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 ... in his junior season, played against Crabbe in the regional final and finished the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

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 fellow Golden Bear Allen Crabbe at Price.

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