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Early Bird 2017
Duke Men's Basketball BIO
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Marques Bolden
Player Profile:
Marques Bolden 2807946
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 246
Year: Sophomore
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto

Career Stats

Career
• Has seen action in 24 games after battling injuries as a freshman
• A center with a unique combination of size, speed and athleticism
• Showed flashes of potential in 2016-17 and is poised for a larger role as a sophomore

2016-17
• A preseason selection for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list
• Played in 24 games with one start, averaging 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.5 minutes per appearance
• Part of Duke's first sub group on seven occasions
• Missed the first eight games of the season due to injury and was sidelined by illness during the NCAA Tournament
• Made his regular-season debut with seven points and five rebounds in the home win over Maine (12/3)
• Scored six points in 13 minutes in Duke's win over UNLV in Las Vegas (12/10)
• Played a season-high 23 minutes, scored a season-high eight points and had four boards in the Blue Devils' comeback win over Miami at Cameron Indoor Stadium (1/21)
• Netted six points in the home win over Wake Forest (2/18)
• Pulled down four rebounds and blocked a season-high three shots at Miami (2/25)

USA Basketball
• Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team
• Helped the U.S. earn a 101-67 win over World Select at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland

High School
• Ranked as the No. 8 overall recruit and No. 1 center in the 2016 high school class by Scout
• Also the top-ranked center, and No. 15 overall prospect, in the 247 Sports rankings
• Rated No. 11 overall by Rivals and No. 16 overall by ESPN
• Named a McDonald's All-American in 2016, scoring 13 points and securing seven rebounds to help lead the West to a 114-107 victory
• Competed in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, tallying eight points and five rebounds
• Honored as a first-team MaxPreps All-American and an honorable mention Naismith Trophy All-American as a senior in 2016
• Averaged 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game as a senior to lead DeSoto to the Texas Class 6A state title
• Named Texas Mr. Basketball and TABC 6A Player of the Year as a senior
• Also named Dallas Morning News Player of the Year and earned Louisville Courier-Journal Super Five third-team accolades in 2016
• Participated in the 2015 NBPA Top 100 camp following his junior year
• Averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds as a junior in 2015, garnering Dallas Morning News All-Area honors
• Named 2014 Texas Class 5A Sophomore of the Year after helping lead DeSoto to a 31-4 record and a berth in the state semifinals

Personal
• Born Marques Terrell Bolden on April 17, 1998, in Dallas
• Son of Melvin and Carolyn Bolden
• Has two sisters, Tyondra and Delisia
• Uncle, Elmer Williams, played football at Oklahoma State

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