Tech junior out through Tech's first game in the ACC Tournament
Yellow Jackets drop another heartbreaker to Florida State
Relaxing with Tech's junior guard from Tifton, Ga.
Tech played its most efficient offensive game of the year in the Wake win
Mitchell scores game-high 19, Georgres-Hunt adds 14
February 9, 2015
NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Miami (USATSI)
USATSI photos Men's basketball -- 1/25/15
NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Virginia (USATSI)
USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15
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.
2014-15 - Game-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.
2013-14 - 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.