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Thursday / May 30.
  • Three-star big man Steven Solano signs with St. Joe’s

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    By CHARLIE PARENT & ADAM ZAGORIA

    Steven Solano, a three-star in the class of 2024, has officially signed with St. Joe’s after committing on April 13.

    The 7-foot big man began his career at Cardinal Hayes (NY) before finishing at the coveted La Lumiere (IN) this winter. He chooses the Hawks over St. John’s, Loyola Chicago and Iona, among others.

    “It’s [A10’s] a great conference with a deep history and many great teams who have competed for NCAA championships,” he said. “St Joe’s is a place I can see myself having an impact and further on my aspirations of becoming a pro. The coaching staff is experienced and has set a good culture there. It felt like home.”

    In terms of what he’ll bring to Billy Lange’s system, Solano cites his rim-running play.

    “I will bring my ability to compete and play within a system,” he said. “I will bring shot blocking, great communication and great finishing.”

    Solano is the second addition to the St. Joe’s roster this offseason, along with Rutgers transfer and New Jersey native Derek Simpson.

    “We are pleased to announce the signing of Steven and welcome him and his family to Hawk Hill,” Lange said. “Steven is a hard worker with an extremely competitive spirit that is built for The Hawk Will Never Die attitude that makes our SJU community so special.”

    “We are impressed with Steven’s understanding of the game on both ends from his position. He fits our style of play, and is an iron sharpener on the court as he puts his teammates first and looks for ways to serve them,” added Lange. “His desire to develop will be an energy boost for our team and Coach Dwayne Jones will go a long way in helping nurture his skills.”

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