Josh Heath had 12 points to help lead Northwestern in the win
Tech's junior guard part of Brian Gregory's first recruiting class
Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion
Guard Travis Jorgenson is fully healed from last year's knee injury
Reviewing Tech's 2013-14 basketball season
USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15
Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern men's basketball
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College - USATSI
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
Aggressive scoring guard from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., who played immediately as a freshman and got into the starting lineup six games into the ACC schedule... Considered one one of the premier shooters in the country, coaches are impressed with the expansion of his game and his ability to positively impact the game with his defense, rebounding and playmaking skills... Has a tremendous work ethic and has been well-taught.
2014-15 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Key sub at the shooting guard position, playing in all six games and averaging 13.0 minutes and 4.7 points... Played quality minutes in all three Orlando Classic games, going 7-for-13 from the floor, 4-for-9 from three-point range, averaging 6.0 ppg... Season-high seven points vs. Alabama A&M and Rider... Has made at least one three in five of six games... Has just four turnovers in 78 minutes... Hit at least one three in 15 of 18 ACC regular-season games last season, including the last four in a row... Averaged 6.4 points and hit 35.7 percent of his three-point shots in ACC games last season, compared to 4.4 points and 21.9 percent in non-conference games ... Has made 36.1 percent of his threes vs. the ACC for his career, compared to 30.5 percent in all games.
2013-14 - Game-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.
2012-13 - Game-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)
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.