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Marques

Bolden

MarquesBoldenZoom

#20

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

Bio

Career Stats

2018-19
  Played in 35 games and made 21 starts
  Averaged career highs in points (5.3), rebounds (4.5), minutes (19.1) and free throw percentage (.726)
  His averages in ACC play increased to 6.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game
  His 58 blocked shots were a career high and second on the team behind Zion Williamson's 59, as the Blue Devils set a team record with 257 blocked shots for the season
  Blocked at least one shot in 28 of the 35 games he played, including multiple blocks in 17 games
  Finished a rebound and three blocks shy of a rare triple double against Auburn (11/20) in the Maui Invitational, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds on and a career high seven blocked shots
  Scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and five boards in the Clemson win (1/5)
  Followed the Clemson performance with a 5-of-6 effort from the field with 12 points and six rebounds in the win at Wake Forest (1/8)
  Recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points, a career-high 11 boards and five blocks in a career-high 34 minutes against Syracuse at Cameron Indoor (1/14)
  Flirted with another double-double in the NC State win (2/16) with nine points and eight rebounds
  Posted his third career double-double with a season-high 15 points and 10 boards in the Miami win (3/2)
  Missed the ACC Tournament after suffering a knee injury early in the game at North Carolina (3/9), but returned for the NCAA Tournament

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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