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Chris Bolden
Chris Bolden

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tifton, Ga.

High School:
North Gwinnett HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 223

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/21/1993

Experience:
2 letters



12/20/2014

Mitchell Leads @GTMBK Past Vanderbilt, 65-60

Mitchell scores game-high 19, Georgres-Hunt adds 14

12/03/2014

@GTMBK Takes Down Northwestern, 66-58

Josh Heath had 12 points to help lead Northwestern in the win

11/03/2014

Camp Confidential: Chris Bolden

Tech's junior guard part of Brian Gregory's first recruiting class

10/20/2014

@GTMBK Conducting Open Scrimmage Saturday

Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion

10/07/2014

#TGW: Travis Is Back

Guard Travis Jorgenson is fully healed from last year's knee injury

01/28/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Miami

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Miami (USATSI)

01/25/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Boston College

USATSI photos Men's basketball -- 1/25/15

01/22/2015

Men' Basketball vs. Virginia

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Virginia (USATSI)

12/15/2014

Georgia Tech vs. Appalachian State

USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15

12/03/2014

Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern

Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern men's basketball

Photo Gallery

Career Notes

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

Wing guard who has played off the bench most of the season but started five of the last eight ... Opened ACC play with 14 points at Notre Dame but has struggled to score consistently in conference play ... Hit a pair of threes and scored nine last time out against Boston College ... Has found ways to score by driving and attacking the basket - 24-for-47 (51.1 pct.) from inside the arc this season, only 18-of-61 (29.5 pct.) on threes ... Scored in double digits twice in the last seven games, both 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 five points total in the other four games, scoreless the last two ... Scored 10 points (4-9 FG) and dished career-high four assists vs. USC Upstate, matched season-high of four rebounds ... 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 ... 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 ... Has made at least one three in 12 games, multiple threes in five games ... Has just 17 turnovers in 352 minutes.

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)

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.

Personal

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.

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