Former Daily Journal All-Area player Solomon Bozeman has had college basketball journey, but now he’s enjoying what appears to be shaping up as a strong senior season at Arkansas-Little Rock.
Bozeman’s father, Eric Bozeman, was an assistant on Rod Barnes’ staff at Ole Miss. Solomon, who played a Oxford High School, committed to Ole Miss but didn’t sign after Barnes and his staff were let go. Last year against Ole Miss Bozeman had 12 points, four assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes. He was 2 for 6 from 3-point range in a game won by Ole Miss 92-64. Bozeman will get another shot at the Rebels Saturday at 2 in Little Rock.
Bozeman played his senior high school season at Magnolia High School after Eric was named head coach at Southern Arkansas University. He signed with South Florida, averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 assists over two seasons.
He transferred to UALR and sat out the 2008-2009 season.
“He’s a good player, an all-league caliber player,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.
Bozeman leads the Trojans in scoring with 13.2 points a game. He’s averaging 2.1 assists and shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range.
In his first year of eligibility a UALR, Bozeman started all 30 games and led the team in scoring (14.3 ppg), assists (4.1 apg) and steals (1.0 spg), while shooting 33.3 percent from 3-point range.
He also finished in the top 10 of the Sun Belt Conference with an 81.7 free throw percentage and an assist-turnover ratio of 1.6.