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Solomon headed to High Point University

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

The recruiting odyssey is over for Clayton News Daily Southern Crescent Player of the Year Cameron Solomon.

After some late-night phone calls and weekend trips to pay official recruiting visits, the Lovejoy Wildcat senior has come to a decision.

Starting next season, Solomon will suit up for High Point University.

This past year, Solomon helped the Wildcats to the playoffs for the first time since 2004 after earning a No. 2-seed out of Region 4-AAAAA.

The Wildcats beat Coffee County 78-64 in the first round of the state playoffs, then lost to Groves 72-48 to end their season with a 17-11 overall record.

For Solomon, choosing High Point was an easy decision once he paid a visit to the Division I school, located in the small North Carolina city near Greensboro.

"It has a great campus, and I really liked the coaching staff, I feel like it was a perfect fit," he said.

High Point won the recruiting battle over several schools who were also interested in Solomon's services.

The 6-4 Lovejoy senior was also recruited by Eastern Kentucky, Buffalo, Troy and FAMU.

Solomon flew a little bit under the radar until his senior year, but had a break out campaign with the Wildcats as he averaged 25 points to help Lovejoy get back to the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

The four-year member of the Lovejoy basketball team was also a McDonald's All-American nominee.

"It was exciting to help Lovejoy get back to the playoffs," he said. "That was one our goals when the season first started."

Solomon finished his career with 1,081 points.

His senior campaign will be remembered for some clutch offensive performances, especially in two games against Region 4-AAAAA foe Pebblebrook.

In one of the regular season meetings between the two teams, Solomon finished with 41 points.

When the two squads met during the region tournament Solomon went one point better, chipping in a career high 42 points.

High Point is a member of the Big South Conference.

The mid-major conference has nine other schools including, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Liberty University, Presbyterian, Radford, University of North Carolina Asheville, Virginia Military, and Winthrop.

This past season, High Point finished with a 15-15 record.