Bolden Scores Early Offers

The size in the class of 2012 has been well documented. But coaches have added yet another big man prospect to their lists -- Brandon Bolden.

One of the many 2012 prospects to emerge this past summer was Brandon Bolden.

Running with Chris Burgess' Celtics South squad, Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound big man, managed to grab the attention of college coaches.

"He played pretty well this summer," Burgess said. "He started playing well towards the end of the summer. He just kept progressing and kept getting better. Some schools knew about him as a sophomore, but big guys take longer to develop."

Burgess also cites Bolden's growth spurt from 6-8 to 6-10 as another reason college coaches began jumping on board with the Charlottesville (Va.) The Milller School transfer.

"He's a Chris Bosh type in every sense and form of fashion," Bolden said. "He's a tall lanky kid that can face up and shoot the jumper and he's athletic."

So far VCU, Georgia, Florida, Baylor and Georgetown have seen enough to offer him a scholarship, while Virginia, Ohio State, Tennessee and Kansas have shown early interest as well.

"The recruiting process is really taking off ever since July," Burgess said. "We've been hearing from some big schools and some big names. We've just started getting some offers. Just recently we picked up a Florida offer, Baylor and Georgetown."

Bolden, who spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Sumter (S.C.) High, has taken unofficial visits to Virginia and Georgetown. They Hoyas impressed him and have shot to the top of his list.

"It's early in his recruitment, but Georgetown is the early favorite for him now," Burgess told

"Just the style of play," Burgess said when asked what stuck out about Georgetown. "It fits him. He's a different type of big. He's more of a mobile big. He's not a true back to the basket center. He can do a bunch of different things."

Bolden is currently rated as a top 25 power forward in the 2012 class.

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