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Brandon  Bolden
21  Brandon Bolden
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Sumter, S.C.

High School:
Quality Education Academy

Last College:
Georgetown

Height / Weight:
6-11½ / 215

Position:
Forward

Experience:
TR

10/22/2014

K-State Men's Basketball Holds Annual Media Day

K-State Players Discuss Upcoming 2014-15 Season

08/14/2014

17 National TV Appearances Highlight Big 12 Slate

The Wildcats will play a school-record 17 times on national television in Big 12 play

Honors
• Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
• Spring 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2014-15)
• Saw action in 17 games… Missed the last 6 games of the season after breaking his wrist vs. No. 17/17 Oklahoma (2/14/15)… Registered double-digit minutes twice, including a season-best 16 minutes vs. Savannah State (12/14/14).
• Averaged 0.9 points on 50 percent shooting (6-of-12) with 0.9 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per game… Connected on 33.3 percent (3-of-9) from the free throw line.
• Scored in 4 games with a season-high 6 points in the opener vs. Southern Utah (11/14/14)… Also tallied 5 points in near upset of No. 21/20 West Virginia (2/11/15).
• Grabbed at least 1 rebound in 10 games with a season-high 4 vs. Southern Utah (11/14/14).
• Ranked fourth on the team with 8 blocked shots… Registered at least 1 block in 5 games with a season-high 3 vs. Southern Utah (11/14/14).
• Saw action in 8 Big 12 games… Averaged 0.9 points on 75.0 percent shooting (3-of-4) with 0.6 rebounds in 2.9 minutes per game… Connected on 33.3 percent (1-of-3) from the free throw line in league-only games.

Summer 2014
• Traveled to Latvia and Lithuania with Athletes in Action from August 1-14... Helped the squad to a 3-1 record playing various club teams.
• Averaged 7.3 points on a team-high 78.6 percent shooting and 3.0 rebounds per game.
• Scored a tour-high 13 points on 5-of-7 field goals vs. the Barons, a Latvian professional team, to go with six rebounds.
• Played alongside teammate Justin Edwards, Wichita State's Darius Carter, Colorado's Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Kansas' Landen Lucas, Mercer's Ike Nwamu, Baylor's Royce O'Neale and Ishmael Wainwright, UNLV's Kendall Smith and Davidson's Brian Sullivan.
• Coached by Colorado assistant coach Mike Rohn.

As A Sophomore (2013-14)
• Sat out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Georgetown.

At Georgetown (2012-13)
• Played one season at Georgetown in 2012-13... A member of a Hoyas team that finished 25-7 overall and earned share of the BIG EAST title with a 14-4 mark.
• Played in four games as a true freshman, registering just 5 minutes of playing time with no statistics.
• Coached by John Thompson III.

High School
• Rated one of the top center prospects in the country, ranking as the No. 81 player in the Rivals150 by Rivals.com... Ranked among the top-20 at his position by a number of outlets, including No. 14 by Rivals.com and No. 17 by 247Sports.
• Played his senior season at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2011-12... Led the Fighting Pharaohs to a 23-6 overall record and 10-1 mark in GCHSAA play... Played alongside current Wildcat Jevon Thomas his senior year... Helped QEA finish seventh overall in North Carolina and ranked No. 281 nationally... Ended senior year by winning six straight games.
• Participated in the Elite Showcase Basketball Classic in 2012... Played for Club for Nike Team Florida... Selected for the NBPA Top 100 Camp in summer of 2011.
• Prior to QEA, played for Sumter High School in Sumter, S.C., for two years before transferring for one season at the Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, Va., in 2009-10... Led the Mavericks to a 17-12 record while averaging 5.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
• Coached at QEA by Isaiah F. Pitts.

Personal
Brandon DeShawn Bolden was born Sept. 11, 1993 in Sumter, S.C. ... Mother is Lori Ann Bolden.
• Selected Georgetown over a number of other offers, including those from Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, VCU and Virginia Tech.
• Major is sociology.