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Charleston Collegiate's Ty Solomon signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play with South Carolina State. Also, First Baptist School swimmer Sara Stansell signed with Illinois State.

Solomon, a 5-11 point guard, was the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) Region 1-AA player of the year and led the Sun Devils to the SCISA AA state championship. He averaged 15.4 points, 6.8 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 3.6 steals last season.

"We had a very talented team and much can be attributed to the leadership of Ty on and off the court," Charleston Collegiate coach Jay Godbolt said. "He's a hard-working, high-quality kid from a good family."

Solomon, who made the all-tournament team in the Roundball Classic, led Charleston Collegiate to the title and made the all-tournament team in the Porter-Gaud holiday tournament, was the SCISA Region 1-AA player of the year.

Stansell set numerous swimming records at First Baptist and most recently won the 200m and 500 free and broke the 200 and 400 relay records at the SCISA Class AAA Championship.