Marques Bolden

Marques Terrell Bolden (born April 17, 1998) is an American-born Indonesian professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Marques Bolden
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Free agent
PositionCenter
Personal information
Born (1998-04-17) April 17, 1998 (age 23)
Dallas, Texas
NationalityIndonesian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)
CollegeDuke (2016–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–2020Canton Charge
2020Cleveland Cavaliers
2020Canton Charge
2020–2021Cleveland Cavaliers
2021→Canton Charge
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

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 Scout.com, 11th overall by Rivals and 16th overall by ESPN, Bolden committed to Duke in May 2016.[5]

College careerEdit

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] As a junior in 2018–19, he saw action in 35 games (21 starts) with the Blue Devils, averaging 5.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 19.1 minutes per game.[11] In April 2019, Bolden announced his participation in the 2019 NBA draft.[12]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland Cavaliers / Canton / Cleveland Charge (2019–present)Edit

2019–2020 seasonEdit

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Bolden joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA Summer League.[13] On October 19, 2019, the Cavaliers released Bolden,[14] later to add him to the roster of their NBA G League affiliate, the Canton Charge.[15]

On January 30, 2020, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they had signed Bolden to a 10-day contract.[16] Bolden was reported to have returned to the Canton Charge after the contract expired.[17]

2020–2021 seasonEdit

On November 30, 2020, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they had added Bolden,[18] and the contract was converted to a two-way contract on December 19.[19] On February 24, 2021, the Cavaliers waived Bolden,[20] and two days later on February 26, he was re-acquired by the Charge.[21]

National team careerEdit

Playing at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit, Bolden scored three points and pulled down two rebounds in 13 minutes of action for Team USA.[22] He attended training camp of the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team, but was cut before the start of the tournament.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019–20 Cleveland 1 0 3.0 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 .0
2020–21 Cleveland 6 0 4.8 .333 .625 1.0 .0 .3 .3 1.2
Career 7 0 4.6 .333 .625 1.1 .0 .4 .3 1.0

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Duke 24 1 6.5 .457 .625 1.1 .1 .1 .3 1.5
2017–18 Duke 29 2 12.9 .615 .593 3.6 .6 .3 1.0 3.9
2018–19 Duke 35 21 19.0 .579 .000 .726 4.5 .5 .5 1.7 5.3
Career 88 24 19.6 .573 .000 .685 3.3 .4 .3 1.1 3.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "duke-lands-5-star-center-marques-bolden". 247Sports. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Blue Devil Nation: Marques Bolden A Part of USA Basketball". Blue Devil Nation. June 8, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics East Team vs West Team" (PDF). jordanbrandclassic.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 28, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "2016 Boys Games Results :: McDonald's(R) All American Games – A Basketball Rite of Passage (TM)". www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "Duke lands five-star center Marques Bolden, completes No. 1 recruiting class". USA Today High School Sports. May 19, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Updated: Marques Bolden elects to return for sophomore season with Duke men's basketball". The Chronicle. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Tatum, Bolden make debuts in Duke's 94-55 win over Maine". newsobserver. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bolden to Return to Duke in 2017-18". goduke.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Duke Season Statistics". nmnathletics.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  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. ^ "Duke Basketball; Duke Combined Team Statistics (as of Mar 31, 2019); All games". goduke.com. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Duke men's basketball's Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier officially testing NBA Draft waters". The Chronicle. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Who's on the Summer League Roster?". NBA.com. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.cleveland.com/cavs/2019/10/cleveland-cavaliers-waive-jarell-martin-and-marques-bolden-keep-two-open-roster-spotsfor-now.html
  15. ^ Weir, Josh (October 29, 2019). "Plenty of work to do as Charge open practice". Canton Repository. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "Cavs Sign Marques Bolden to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 30, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  17. ^ Amico, Sam (February 11, 2020). "Cavaliers Opt To Let Rookie Bolden's 10-Day Deal Expire". si.com. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cavaliers Add Three to 2020 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 30, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  19. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Three Players, Convert Marques Bolden to Two-Way Contract and Sign Norvel Pelle". NBA.com. December 19, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  20. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Marques Bolden, Sign Brodric Thomas to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  21. ^ "Bolden and Doolittle Rejoin Charge". NBA.com. February 26, 2021. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  22. ^ "Boxscore". D1 Circuit. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  23. ^ "Duke's Marques Bolden cut from USA Basketball U19 national team tryouts". heraldsun. Retrieved July 18, 2017.

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