Gary Solomon is an elite student-athlete currently attending Detroit Edison Public School Academy in Detroit, Michigan. Gary is just starting his ascent in the state of Michigan, but the 6’5 wing is brimming with potential. Currently a member of The Family AAU team, Solomon is long and athletic, with the ability to knock down perimeter shots off the dribble or catch, get to the basket and finish with authority, and dig in on the defensive side of the court.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great weekend at the Brawl for the Ball in Grand Rapids, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for The Family as a team and for you individually?
GS: Thank you, things went really well. Playing up a year with all the top players in the state, but it’s just a learning process. I left everything on the court and stayed focused.
— Hoop Films (@ThatGuy_Mondo) July 27, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
GS: I kind of like to model my game around Kriss Dunn, a 6’4 point guard that can handle the ball, shoot it well, attack the basket, and a lock down defender.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
GS: I work on my game 4 days a week, even if it’s not on the court I get outside with my father and run the hill or we get 3 miles in on the track.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
GS: Yes, I’m a student that’s always on time to class, prepared, and ready to learn something new. My favorite subject in school is ELA – I love to write.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
GS: In college, I want to major in Graphic Design.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
GS: My interest off the court is still basketball related, that’s what I center my life around, that’s how I get everything off my mind. Plus I’m not a top ranked prospect, have no offers, so I’m working hard to make my family happy.
Remember the name Gary Solomon (18/The Family) 6'5 wing very impressive playing up a year in 17u division. Has high major potential @Garrry_
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) July 15, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools show interest?
GS: UofD, Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Rhode Island, Texas A&M
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
GS: Nothing planned as of right now.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
GS: The college has to have a good program, treat me like family, nothing negative going with their campus, and get my game ready for the league.
FINAL:Farmington 46-Cass Tech 42. Ryan Coucke 11pts. Justin Banks 10pts. Gary Solomon 11pts,10rebs. Rob Edwards 8pts. pic.twitter.com/ZJsVhxSLjb
— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) December 26, 2014
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
GS: Yes, my goal off the court is to get a 4.0 GPA, I’m determined to get it this school year. My on court goal is to be able to take my talents to the next level.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
GS: Man just grind, never let anybody tell you what you can’t do, never get the big head and stay humble. Work hard in the classroom, and once you do that, praise the Man above you.
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