Feb. 12, 2015
THE FLATS – A wing guard who has played off the bench early in the season, Chris Bolden started Tech’s last six games and 10 of the last 13.
He has picked up his scoring in Tech’s last six games, scoring in double digits in the last three straight and four of the last five … Averaging 10.8 points, including a season-high 16 at Duke, 13 in Tech’s win at Miami and 14 against Wake Forest over that stretch … Has hit 25-of-55 (45.5 pct.) from the floor and 13-of-33 (39.3 pct.) from three-point range in that stretch.
Hit four threes each against Duke and Wake Forest, matching his career high … Had not made more than two in a game this season up to then … 15-for-28 overall in Tech’s last three games, 9-of-18 on threes … Hitting 36.5 percent on his threes in ACC games, leading team in percentage, makes (19) and attempts (45) … Percentage in all games has risen to a career-high 33.0 with team highs of 29 made and 88 attempted.
Career 36.2-percent shooter from the three-point area in ACC games, compared to 31.2 percent in all games … Helped Tech get off to early leads against Miami and Wake Forest with his shooting … Scored 11 of his 14 against Wake in the first half … Scored nine of his 13 at Miami in the first half … His 16 points at Duke were his most since scoring a career-best 21 at Miami his freshman year.
Has found ways to score other than the three, driving and shooting runners – 35-for-66 (53.0 pct.) from inside the arc this season.
Here’s more from Chris Bolden…
Shoe Size: 13
Roommate: Robert Sampson (Top 10), Quinton Stephens, Abdoulaye Gueye
Interests/Hobbies: playing 2K
Three Words That Describe Me: caring, optimistic, impulsive
Favorite Food: shrimp alfredo
Favorite Late Night Snack: hot Cheetos
Meal I Prepare Most Often: baked spaghetti with meatballs
Favorite Spot on Campus: gym
Favorite Childhood Activity: put a basketball goal next to a trampoline
Favorite TV Channel: MTV
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Adam and Eve
Celebrity Crushes: Lauren London, Tyler Whittey and Stacey Dash
Biggest Fear: snakes
Job I’d Like Outside of Basketball: coaching
Favorite Sports Movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: any Pixar movie
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: football
Favorite Pro Athlete: Stephen Curry
Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: San Francisco 49ers
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: football
Most Memorable Sports Moment: beating Miami my freshman year
Pregame Ritual: nothing, just move at my pace
My Focus This Summer: start learning how to break down film and other things to become a coach
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: “Up and push”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: being in the city