Former Lee Standout Signs With ABA

Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Seattle Mountaineers, of the ABA (American Basketball Association), have signed former Lee University point guard Tyrone Caldwell for the 2014.15 season.

The 6-foot-1 guard played at NCAA Division 1 Austin Peay State University for three seasons before transferring to Lee to play for coach Tommy Brown during the for the 2011-12 season.

Caldwell enjoyed a stellar career at Clarkesville High School He was a Class AAA Mr.
Basketball Finalist and averaged 19.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as senior. He was nominated for the McDonald's All American team. 

In 2008-2009, Caldwell signed with Austin Peay and started parts of three seasons for the Governors, leading the team to three appearances in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

The ball-hawking guard transferred to Lee (at that time and NAIA power) for his senior season and helped direct the Flames to a 20-9 record and a seventh consecutive appearance in the NAIA National Tournament. Caldwell averaged 10.9 points per game and shot over 41 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent from the free-throw line. He dished off 136 assists in 29 games for the Flames.

"I am very excited to sign a player of Tyrone's ability. He brings an unselfish demeanor to court, possesses terrific court vision with great decision-making capabilities. He has strong fundamental skills, a great ability to get to the basket and is a winner," said Mountaineer coach Donald Sims. "We needed to bring in a player with these qualities to quarterback our team."

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