Marques Bolden

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Marques Bolden
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Bolden goes for the Dunk in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game.
No. 20 – Duke Blue Devils
Position Center
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1998-04-17) April 17, 1998 (age 20)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)
College Duke (2016–present)
Career highlights and awards

Marques Terrell Bolden (born April 17, 1998) is an American college basketball player for Duke University.

High school career

At DeSoto High School, Bolden supplied per-game averages of 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots as a senior,[1] helping his team win the Texas Class 6A state title, while earning Texas Mr. Basketball[2] and TABC 6A Player of the Year honors. He had eight points and five rebounds in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic[3] and tallied 13 points as well as seven boards at the McDonald’s All-American Game the same year.[4]

Ranked 8th overall in the 2016 high school class by, 11th overall by Rivals and 16th overall by ESPN, Bolden committed to Duke in May 2016.[5]

College career

Bolden had to sit out the first eight games of the 2016-17 season due to a leg injury,[6] before making his debut against Maine on December 3, 2016, scoring seven points and five rebounds.[7] He missed the NCAA Tournament due to illness[8] and averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds (24 games) as a freshman.[9]

As a sophomore, Bolden averaged 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, playing behind Wendell Carter Jr. and Marvin Bagley III. On June 25, 2018, coach Mike Krzyzewski said he thought he would be one of the best big men in the upcoming season.[10]

International career

Playing at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, Bolden scored three points and pulled down two rebounds in 13 minutes of action for Team USA.[11] He attended training camp of the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team, but was cut before the start of the tournament.[12]


  1. ^ "duke-lands-5-star-center-marques-bolden". 247Sports. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  2. ^ "Blue Devil Nation: Marques Bolden A Part of USA Basketball". Blue Devil Nation. 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics East Team vs West Team" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  4. ^ "2016 Boys Games Results :: McDonald's(R) All American Games – A Basketball Rite of Passage (TM)". Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  5. ^ "Duke lands five-star center Marques Bolden, completes No. 1 recruiting class". USA Today High School Sports. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  6. ^ "Updated: Marques Bolden elects to return for sophomore season with Duke men's basketball". The Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  7. ^ "Tatum, Bolden make debuts in Duke's 94-55 win over Maine". newsobserver. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  8. ^ "Bolden to Return to Duke in 2017-18". Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  9. ^ "Duke Season Statistics". Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  10. ^ Zarett, E.J. (June 25, 2018). "Duke's Mike Krzyzewski: 'Marques Bolden will be one of the best big men in the country next season'". The Sporting News. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Boxscore". D1 Circuit. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  12. ^ "Duke's Marques Bolden cut from USA Basketball U19 national team tryouts". heraldsun. Retrieved 2017-07-18.

External links

  • Duke Blue Devils bio
  • USA Basketball bio
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