Duke center and former five-star recruit Marques Bolden was taking part in the USA U19 tryouts to make the team that will compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer in Egypt. He was looking to become a huge part of the Blue Devils as well after his freshman season was marred by injuries. It seems his sophomore season is not off to a great start either.
And it seems like the injury might have been holding him back, according to Kentucky beat writer Kyle Tucker:
In his 24 games this season, the 6’11”, 245-pound averaged only 6.5 minutes, 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. There was a chance he was going to go pro this year despite a bad freshman season, much like what Harry Giles did, but he probably made the right decision in the end by returning to school.