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#2 Solomon Poole

Solomon Poole - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Transferred following 2013-14 season
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-0
Weight 190
Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
Last School North Florida Educational Institute
Solomon Poole - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Career notes

Highly-rated guard from Jacksonville, Fla., who graduated early from North Florida Educational Institute and was admitted to Tech in mid-December of 2012 … Certified eligible to play by the NCAA on Dec. 14 and began to practice with the team on Dec. 15 … Younger brother of Tech sophomore Stacey Poole, Jr., making them the first brothers to be on the same Tech team since Jon and Drew Barry in 1991-92, and just the third set of brothers on the same team in Tech history … Played the second semester of the 2012-13 season and the first semester of the 2013-14 season until being dismissed from the team on Feb. 3 for conduct and accountability issues … Wore No. 45 as a freshman, changed to No. 2 for 2013-14.

2013-14Game-by-Game Statistics

Started five games, and has averaged 6.4 points and compiled a 29/27 assist/turnover ratio … Scored five points in the ACC opener at Maryland … Had the team’s highest success rate on 3s (35.1 pct.) on 57 attempts (2nd on the team)… Scored a career-high 24 points (9-16 FG, 5-9 3s) against Mississippi at the Barclays Center Classic … Only other double-digit game came at Vanderbilt (11 pts, 3-of-8 on 3s)… Hit a pair of threes and scored eight points against Presbyterian … Followed that with a career-high eight assists and just one turnover against Delaware State … Five points, two assists and one turnover at Georgia… Underwent surgery on his right shoulder following the 2012-13 season to repair a torn labrum, was back on the court for summer drills.

2012-13Game-by-Game Statistics

Made his collegiate debut against Alabama State, and played in 21 games (all 18 ACC games) after becoming eligible, scoring at least two points in 13 games while totaling 21 assists … Missed the BC game on March 9 due to a death in the family… Gave Tech 17 important minutes at Virginia Tech and 16 at Miami while Mfon Udofia sat with foul trouble in each half … Hit a three-pointer and had two assists at Virginia Tech; went 2-for-2 from the floor with an assist at Miami… Averaged 9.5 minutes in ACC games, but struggled shooting the ball (28.9 oct. overall).

High School

Attended and graduated from North Florida Educational Institute in the fall of 2012 … Was an all-state guard in the 2011-12 season at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, where he averaged 21 points a game … Four-star prospect by Rivals and Scout, rated as high as 14th among all prep players at one point … Rated No. 37 in his class in both rating services at the time of his enrollment at Tech … Played on the AAU circuit for the Atlanta Celtics.


Born September 28, 1994 … Son of Stacey and Shelley Poole … Father, Stacey, was a standout at the University of Florida who ranks as the Gators’ No. 4 all-time scorer with 1,678 points, is now a high school principal … Younger brother of Tech sophomore Stacey, Jr. … Majoring in Business Administration.

 Careeer Statistics 
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2012-13   21-0  190  9.0  14  46  .304  24  .250  10  .400  12  15  0.7  25  21  34  38  1.8 
2013-14   14-5  245  17.5  33  85  .388  20  57  .351  .600  12  15  1.1  23  29  27  89  6.4 
TOTAL  35-5  435  12.4  47  131  .359  26  81  .321  15  .467  24  30  0.9  48  50  61  10  127  3.6 
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