Solomon highlights men’s basketball SSAC Awards

March 11, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Several Southern Wesleyan men’s basketball players received honors from the Southern States Athletic Conference during the annual awards banquet held during the 2014 tournament.

Cameron Solomon was the top honoree for the Warriors, taking home the conference’s Newcomer of the Year award as well as being selected to the All-Conference team. Solomon led the SSAC with 21.76 points per game which also ranked eighth in the NAIA.

He scored in double figures in all but one game on the season, when he scored nine points and has 16 games with 20+ points and six 30+ games including a season-high 38 way back on Nov. 2 against Indiana-East.

Solomon, a junior guard who transferred from Georgia State, shot 47 percent from the floor and 37 percent (50-for-136) from beyond the three-point arc. He got to the free throw line 235 times, making 169 (72 percent). He also grabbed 3.7 rebounds per game.

In addition to Solomon, Jemiah Wimphrie and Jordan Wallace were named to the SSAC All-Freshman team. Wallace appeared in 17 games before missing the final 12 with a knee injury. He started 16 at point guard averaging 6.5 points per game 3.1 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Wimphrie came on midseason after becoming eligible to provide a spark in the post off the bench. In 17 games he has posted 2.6 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game in just over 10 minutes of action. He recorded a season-high 13 points and seven rebounds against the top team from the East in Emmanuel on Feb. 15.

Josh Coleman was also named to the Champions of Character team after displaying sportsmanship and high character throughout the season. Coleman has appeared in 28 of the 29 games for the Warriors on the season and posted a season-high 11 points against Voorhees back on Nov. 18.