Then Bolden put together his breakout game.
In a win over the Albany City Rocks, Bolden, a 6-foot-10 center out of DeSoto (Tex.) High, received extended minutes and took advantage of them.
Bolden scored on six consecutive possessions. He scored on a cut through the paint and finished with his left hand. Then scored two strong hand finishes at the rim, hit a short range jump shot, threw down an alley-oop dunk and ran the court for a transition dunk.
The stretch of play was impressive, as you could see the light coming on for the lengthy, but strongly built big man.
Bolden said he is coming off a strong sophomore and battled with Terry Maston for minutes.
"I did good," he said about his sophomore season. "I was fighting for minutes with the dude that is going to Baylor, but individually I had a good season."
Bolden showed potential as a post scorer, but also a shot blocker. He has good length, mobility and an impressive set of hands.
"I try and post up," he said about his game. "We have Tyler [Davis] on the block most of the time but I try to find easy spots so he can find me for a lay up because most teams are doubling him. I like to post up and run the court. That's my thing."
Bolden's recruitment is in the beginning stages. He told Scout.com on Sunday that Nebraska was the only school to offer him a scholarship. Since his play this past weekend, he picked up an offer from SMU.