Now that this year’s NBA draft has come and gone, undrafted players will look to find some playing time on a summer league team.
Like former teammate Justin Cobbs, Cal basketball graduate Richard Solomon will be participating in the NBA Orlando Pro Summer League, which will run from July 5 through July 11. Houston’s summer league schedule will include games against the Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, and the Memphis Grizzlies, before the championship match on July 11. The summer leagues are often undrafted free agents’ best opportunity to showcase their talents in the hopes of making an NBA team once the regular season begins.
Solomon, along with star point guard Cobbs, anchored the Bears last year in former head coach Mike Montgomery’s final season with Cal. Solomon finished his career with the Bears with 885 career points, including a career-high 22 points against Syracuse in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Solomon, while not known for his offensive prowess, recorded nine double-doubles in 30 games as a senior while his 307 rebounds last season were good for seventh-best on Cal’s single-season rebounding chart. Solomon averaged 10.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season, with the latter being good for seventh-best in the Pac-12 conference.
Solomon is now the eighth former Bear currently with an NBA organization, joining names like Jason Kidd, Allen Crabbe, and Ryan Anderson.
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