Bolden cuts list to six; U of L in the mix

The University of Louisville has made the short list for Henderson, Nev., Findlay Prep School forward Jonah Bolden. The Australian native narrowed his list to six schools.

Jonah Bolden has only been in the U.S. for several months from Australia and the recruiting process is all still new to him.

But he's learned enough in a short period of time to narrow his list to six schools.

The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Bolden is considering Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA, USC and SMU and said he will start taking visits next month.

Bolden said he is "very interested" in Louisville and has been talking with assistant coach Mike Balado about some potential visit dates. He said it could be sometime in mid-December when he starts his visits.

"I am going to take them one at a time and see how I like each school," he said. "I'll just see what a school is like and go from there. So, I don't know how many visits I will take."

Bolden said U of L has been recruiting him among the hardest and noted he's built "a good relationship" with Balado.

Bolden's father, Bruce, is originally from Michigan and played ball at Boise State. He then played overseas and landed in Australia where he started a family.

The younger Bolden said his father will help in the process and noted both had a great deal of respect for U of L coach Rick Pitino.

"I've done a lot of research on his accomplishments and his past," Bolden said. "He's a great coach and came to see me the week after he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

"I like coach Pitino a lot."


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