DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Marques Bolden, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Marques Bolden
Team: Alabama Challenge, HS Senior
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 11"
W: 240 lbs
Bday: 04/17/1998
(17 Years Old)
Current: C
NBA:   C
Possible: C
High School: DeSoto
Hometown: DeSoto, TX

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016USA BasketballNA6' 10"2547' 4"NANANANA
2015Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 11.5"2407' 3.5"NANANANA
2014Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 11"2047' 4"NANANANA
2014Nike Elite 1006' 9"NA2367' 4"NANANANA

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USA Basketball Junior Nat'l Team Mini-Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men
October 10, 2015
Marques Bolden, 6'11, Center, Texas, Class of 2016

Jonathan Givony

-Has impressive physical attributes. Measured between 6'10 and 6'11 with shoes in different settings, with a 7'4 wingspan. Has a strong, well-proportioned 254 pound frame
-Mobile player
-Has very good scoring instincts. Can score with either hand in the post using decent footwork and soft touch
-Has good hands and is a solid finisher off two feet.
-Has a nice looking stroke from mid-range. Should be able to develop this part of his game in time
-Shows very nice potential defensively. Stepped out on the pick and roll and moved his feet impressively. Can block shots using his very long arms

-Good, not great athlete. Lacks a degree of explosiveness
-Energy level wavers at times. Doesn't always look like he's operating with the highest intensity level
-Average defensive rebounder.
-Career 52% free throw shooter in DX database

Outlook: Very talented big man who is highly productive on both ends of the floor. Considered by most to be the #1 or #2 center in his class. Had a strong mini-camp in Colorado Springs, likely cementing an invite to the Nike Hoop Summit.
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Marques Bolden USA Basketball Junior National Team Mini-Camp Interview
October 7, 2015
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Nike Global Challenge Scouting Reports: Centers
July 28, 2015
Marques Bolden, 7' 0, C, DeSoto, Texas, 2016 High School Class

Highly touted center Marques Bolden played only 10 minutes (two games due to injury) all tournament but made his presence felt with a few highlight plays that gave a glimpse of what he'll bring to the table at the college level.

At 6' 11.5 in shoes with a 7' 3.5 wingspan and a solid, 240-pound frame, Bolden has tremendous size and length for a center prospect. Although his running style isn't all that fluid (was playing with two knee pads), Bolden can get up and down, cover ground, and play above the rim.

He's not overly tough defensively, but he proved he's more than capable of altering shots both as an on ball and weak side defender. Bolden doesn't have elite, fast twitch instincts, but he's very mobile and has the foundation to be a solid defensive anchor.

Offensively, while Bolden isn't overly polished, he made a few impressive plays both in transition and the half court. He showed impressive body control and leaping ability to catch a lob in transition while on the move to hammer it home. Bolden also dropped in a left-handed jump hook over length. Most of his damage was done on the offensive glass, as he displayed a high motor and level of physicality on the O-Boards.

We only got a taste of Bolden's game due to his limited playing time at Nike Global Challenge, but in that time he proved there's a lot to like about the 17-year-old center from DeSoto, Texas.
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