With no disrespect to Stacey, Solomon Poole is without a doubt the better of the Poole brothers on the basketball court. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 9 overall player in the class of 2013, and some will tell you UK only recruited Stacey Poole to get in with his younger brother. But now that Stacey has transferred from UK to Georgia Tech, any hope of landing the elite guard from Florida is probable gone.
It looks like that was a blessing in disguise, Cats fans.
Solomon Poole was just suspended by the FHSAA for the rest of the season for his conduct on the court. Poole has been ejected from two games this season, with the most recent one coming on Friday in a road game at Bishop Kenny after he picked up two technicals. He received his first technical for using profanity on the court and then got his second one for cursing at the refs from the bench and purposely squirting his water bottle on the court during the game.
Poole was suspended for two games back in November, again for profanity on the court, and warned of a potential second-level suspension if he didn’t straighten up. Now he has that second-level suspension and he’ll miss the remainder of his junior season.
This was a kid I was excited about six months ago, when he was having a good summer and Stacey was still on the team.
Now we can be glad he’ll end up squirting water on the floor from someone else’s bench.