Solomon alabi is Nigerian man with lot of lust and thrust for basketball.
Although he used to play soccer in his childhood but his height and zenith brought him to the field of basketball. He played soccer as well as basket ball at the age of fifteen but his inclinations were always been toward the basket ball. This is what made him a star among the Nigerian basket ball players later when he grew up to take up the challenge.
Solomon was a native of Kaduna, Nigeria who moved to the United State in 2005. Here he attended the high school as Milwaukee’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and come up as a Star for the Nigerian Junior National Team during the 2007 Nike All American camp out.
It was Solomon who helped Nigeria in the qualifying round for the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championships. He was no doubt a child born to excel in the basketball world.
Solomon’s high school career started by playing two seasons at Montverde Academy, which is located just near Orlando, Florida, There he performed at an Average of 17.5 points and 11.4 rebounds and helped lead his team to a 30-0 record.
He also has the honor of setting a school record with up to 180 blocked shots and was named Class 2A First Team All-State by Orlando Sentinel during his first senior year. In his first season he also earned No. 4 national ranking in the final USA for Montverde. This younger star never stopped shining as he went on to college to make a mark in his career.
Solomon started his career at Florida and he continued to blossom as a classic man on the court. he played three seasons at Florida State by making setting some awesome standards every time he played.
He was Ranked as first all time player with an historical average of 2.1 blocks and .534 field goal percentage in 77 career games in school history. Solomon was named as a sophomore and red-shirt freshman to the All-ACC Defensive Team and this is what he achieved with his excellence at the court.
He also did it for Seminoles by leading them to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths 2009 as well as 2010. He also holds the record of leading them in ACC Tournament Championship Game in 2009. He did not simply lead the team but did it by setting some awesome examples; one can say that he had lead from the front.
He lead them with scoring (11.7), blocks (2.3) and free throw percentage of (.794) while ranked second in rebounds (6.2) during all 32 games as sophomore (2009-10). Solomon has the mark of Scoring 18 times in double figures, including a career high 22 points in consecutive games against Georgia State and Auburn, where he Blocked a career high 7 shots against Boston College.
He led his team in every way from rebounds (5.6), blocks (2.1) to field goal percentage (.540). Solomon has often started as red shirt freshman whether it was season 2008-09 or 2007-08 one. But he suffered a bit later toward the end of 209 with a minor but serious injury that make him stay out of the court fro a month or so.
Solomon could only get a draft choice (50th overall) by Dallas in 2010, June 24, 2010. The Draft rights were traded by Dallas to Toronto in exchange for 2013 interim second round pick and cash contemplation.