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Marques

Bolden

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#20

Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 250
Year: Junior
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto

Bio

Career Stats

Career
 Has seen action in 53 games after battling injuries as a freshman
 A center with a unique combination of size, speed and athleticism
 Finished his sophomore campaign on a high note after missing time midseason with a knee injury

2017-18
 A preseason selection for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list
 Played in 29 games with three starts, averaging 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per appearance
 Missed the season opener versus Elon with an illness, but made his debut the next night and scored two points with one rebound, two blocks and a steal versus Utah Valley (11/11)
 Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds and added eight points against Portland State (11/23)
 Gave Duke 12 solid minutes in the PK80 championship game win over Florida (11/26) with two points, three rebounds and two assists
 Collected his first career double-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 boards in just 15 minutes of action versus St. Francis (12/5)
 Was a career-best 7-of-11 from the field in the St. Francis game
 Sustained a knee injury in practice leading up to the NC State game (1/6) and missed seven consecutive games
 Returned to action against Notre Dame (1/29) and played 12 minutes with three rebounds
 Came off the bench for 10 strong minutes at St. John’s (2/3), scoring four points, grabbing six rebounds and swatting two shots
 Was 4-of-4 from the field at North Carolina (3/8)
 Scored eight points with six rebounds in a career-high 25 minutes at Georgia Tech (3/11)
 In just 12 minutes against Syracuse (2/24), scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds
 Against Notre Dame in the ACC quarterfinal (3/8), played 19 minutes and was 4-of-5 from the field with eight points and seven rebounds
 Shot .737 (28-of-38) from the field over Duke’s final 16 games of the season after returning from his knee injury

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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