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#2 Chris Bolden

Chris Bolden - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Transferred following 2014-15 season
Experience 3 VL
Height 6-3
Weight 223
Hometown Tifton, Ga.
Last School North Gwinnett HS
Chris Bolden - Men's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Career Notes

Aggressive scoring wing guard from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., who played immediately as a freshman and started 40 games over three seasons … Considered one one of the better shooters in the country, expanded his game and was able to positively impact the game with his defense, rebounding and playmaking skills.

2014-15Game-by-Game Statistics

Wing guard who played off the bench most of the season … Started seven straight games and 11 of the last 14 before sitting out the final six games of the season on a suspension … Had scored in double digits in four of six games before his suspension … Averaged 10.2 points in that stretch, including a season-high 16 at Duke, 13 in Tech’s win at Miami and 14 against Wake Forest over that stretch … Hit 27-of-62 (43.5 pct.) from the floor and 14-of-37 (37.8 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 … Hit 35.7 percent on his threes in ACC games, leading team in percentage, makes (20) and attempts (56) until his suspension … Percentage in all games is a career-high 32.6 … Career 36.0-percent shooter from the three-point area in ACC games, compared to 31.1 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 … Despite scoreless games at Pitt and Virginia, averaged 7.8 points in ACC games … Found ways to score other than the three, driving and shooting runners – 36-for-69 (52.1 pct.) from inside the arc … Scored in double digits six times in ACC games, including both games vs. Notre Dame (season-high 14 points, 5-9 FG, 2-4 3s in South Bend; 13 points, 5-6 FG, 3-3 3s in Atlanta) … Scored 10 points (4-9 FG) and dished career-high four assists vs. USC Upstate … Only double-digit game in non-conference play … Had nine points and four rebounds in win at Northwestern, went 5-of-6 from FT line in final 24 seconds to help seal the victory … Made at least one three in 18 games, multiple threes in seven games.

2013-14Game-by-Game Statistics

Scored in double digits in three of Tech’s ACC wins, averaging 11.1 points and hitting 48.5 percent of his shots from the floor (10-of-21 on 3s) in those games, and in five ACC games altogether … Hit at least one three in 15 of 18 ACC regular-season games, including the last four in a row … Went 0-for-3 in the tournament … Scored 14 vs. Notre Dame on 1/11, matching career highs for threes made and attempted (4-8) … Scored 11 at Boston College (1/21), including three 3s and two big FT in the final minute, and 12 at Wake Forest (two 3s) … Scored 11 first-half points and went 4-for-5 from the floor, finished with 13 in Tech’s loss to Virginia … Scored 10 against Duke with three assists and no turnovers (2/18) … Solid five points, four rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 28 minutes in Tech’s win at Syracuse … Averaged 6.4 points and hit 35.7 percent of his three-point shots in ACC games, compared to 4.4 points and 21.9 percent in non-conference games … Also was better on the defensive glass (2.2 vs. ACC compared to 1.1 in non-conference games) … Started 14 games overall, averaging 5.4 points and hitting 29.8 percent from the floor (30.5 pct. on 3s) … Averaged more than one assist per game and had 17 steals and only 33 turnovers … Had team’s best turnover rate (1.1 per game) … Saw his first action against Dayton on Nov. 20 after a three-game suspension at the start of the season, and struggled to get in the flow offensively on a consistent basis.

2012-13Game-by-Game Statistics

Gave Tech an offensive boost once ACC play began and developed into a better all-around player … Made the ACC’s All-Academic Team … Started 15 of the last 16 Tech games (except Senior Night on March 3) and reached double digits in six … Made his first career start at Duke on Jan. 17 and scored 20 points (7-of-13 FG, 4-of-8 on threes)… Finished the regular season with 21 points (8-18 FG, 4-8 on 3s) at Miami and 12 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 on 3s) at Boston College… Had two of the three highest scoring games by Tech players during the season, the 21-point effort at Miami and the 20-point game at Duke ,,, At Miami, he made a game-tying three and a layup which gave Tech its first lead with 3:38 left… Had been off to a good start to the ACC season even before getting into the starting lineup … Third on the team in scoring (9.5 ppg) vs. the ACC, and hit 36.5 percent of his threes, 38.5 percent overall, with 25 assists and a team-high 19 steals.

Averaged 27.5 minutes per game in ACC games after averaging 18.6 per game in non-conference play… Scored 14 points with five rebounds in a career-high 37 minutes in the first meeting against Virginia on Feb. 3 … Scored the game-tying bucket with 3:45 to play, grabbed two big defensive rebounds after that and drained three free throws in the final minute… Also had double-digits in both games against North Carolina (10 at Chapel Hill, 12 in Atlanta, 10-of-24 FG)… Has averaged 2.5 rebounds per game vs. the ACC after taking just 1.5 in the pre-conference schedule… Scored 12 points in 23 minutes in his collegiate debut against Tulane (5-10 FG, 2-6 on 3s) with three assists and no turnovers … Was his season-high until the Duke game… Led the team in threes attempted (35-for-115)

High School

Ranked No. 22 among shooting guards in the 2012 class and No. 107 overall in the Rivals Top 150 … All-state in class AAAAA, Georgia’s highest classification, by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Named Player of the year in region 7AAAAA, and Player of the Year in Gwinnett County by the Gwinnett Daily Post and the AJC … Named to the Gwinnett Tipoff Club All-County team and the Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro 3rd team … All-time leading three-point shooter in Gwinnett County history (209 made) … Averaged 19.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while hitting 44.9 percent of his shots his senior year, leading North Gwinnett to an 18-9 record, the region 7AAAAA title and the quarterfinals of the state AAAAA tournament … Also played football.

Averaged 15 points and two assists a game while leading Norcross High School to the AAAAA state championship in 2011 … Scored the team’s final four points from the foul line in a 59-55 win over Milton in the class AAAAA finals … Second-team all-state choice in AAAAA by the AJC and a third-team All-Metro choice by the Atlanta Tipoff Club … Also attended Brookwood High School in Snellville.


Full name is Christopher James Bolden … Born March 21, 1993 in Cordele, Ga. … Son of James and Rachel Bolden … Has lived in Tifton, Ashburn, Suwanee, Norcross, Snellville and Lawrenceville … Has two younger sisters, Priscilla and Hope … Began playing basketball at age 4 in the backyard with Dad … Chose Tech for the coaching staff, the basketball program and the academic challenge of Tech … Majoring in Science, Technology and Culture … Interested in coaching on the collegiate level eventually.

 Career Statistics 
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2012-13   31-15  740  23.9  84  232  .362  35  115  .304  22  35  .629  59  66  2.1  53  39  41  25  225  7.3 
2013-14   30-14  725  24.2  59  198  .298  32  105  .305  13  19  .684  15  58  73  2.4  54  38  33  17  163  5.4 
2014-15   25-11  532  21.3  66  161  .410  30  92  .326  10  13  .769  43  45  1.8  49  25  26  17  172  6.9 
TOTAL  86-40  1997  23.2  209  591  .354  97  312  .311  45  67  .672  24  160  184  2.1  156  102  100  10  59  560  6.5 
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