The Seattle Mountaineers of the 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 I 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 where 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 2008-09, 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 an NAIA power) for his senior season, and helped direct the Flames to a 20-9 record and a seventh consecutive appearance in the NAIA’s national tournament. Caldwell averaged 10.9 points per game and shot more than 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 the court and 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 Mountaineers coach Donald Sims. “We needed to bring in a player with these qualities to quarterback our team.”