Richard Solomon III joins Zenit

30 July 2022
Richard Solomon III joins Zenit

American center Richard Solomon is joining Zenit on a one-year deal. He chose #23 for his jersey.

Richard Solomon, Zenit forward:

— I am excited to have the opportunity to play for Zenit this upcoming season. I look forward to meeting everyone, getting to work on the court with the other guys, and growing and improving every day so that we can have a great and successful season!

Xavi Pascual, Zenit head coach:

— Richard is the newcomer in our club. His way of playing is a good fit for us, we believe that he will adjust to our style of basketball.

30 y.o. Solomon started his pro career with a D League team Oklahoma City Blue. In 2015, he moved to Japan to play for Alvark Tokyo, but a year later tried himself in the USA again with Atlanta Hawks. He was waived before the season started, so a few days later he found himself in Europe again – in October 2016, he moved to France to play for Gravelines-Dunkerque; in 2017, there was Turkey and Ushak.

He played good and once again moved to the home country to represent Oklahoma City Blue. Richard even signed a 10-day contract with the Thunder, but couldn’t stay at this level for long. Back is summer 2019, he returned to France to play for Dijon. He debuted in Champions League, but the season was interrupted by the coronavirus. Next summer, he moved back to Japan to play for Toyama Grouses, but eventually came back to Europe a year later as he signed with Bahcesehir. With this team, Solomon won FIBA Europe Cup.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg, Richard!

Richard Solomon III

Born: June 18th, 1992

Height — 208 см, weight — 108 кг

Position — center

Last season stats

BSL — 10,6 pts, 5,2 reb, 0,6 assists, PIR 12,5

FIBA Europe Cup — 8 pts, 4,7 reb, 0,8 assists, PIR 10,9

Pro career

2014-2015 —  Oklahoma City Blue, G League

2015-2016 — Alvark Tokyo, Japan

2016-2017 — Gravelines-Dunkerque, France

2017-2018 — Usak Sportif, Turkey

2018-2019 — Oklahoma City Blue, G League

2019 — Oklahoma, NBA

2019-2020 — Dijon Basket, France

2020-2021 —  Toyama Grouses, Japan

2021-2022 — Bahcesehir Koleji, Turkey

since 2022 — Zenit, Russia


FIBA Europe Cup champion (2022)

French League Cup winner (2020)