2013 Treshawn Bolden Update

Callaway High School (Jackson, MS) forward Treshawn Bolden, currently rated a three-star prospect and the 11th best power forward in the 2013 class by Scout.com/FOXSports, is a player that could easily move up the rankings as he continues to improve. Scout.com/FOXSports recently caught up with him at an AAU tournament and discussed how things are going for him, including his recruitment.

Although just now going into his junior season, Bolden already has some of the top schools in the country looking at him.

"Teams that are showing interest in me are Marquette, UConn, Mississippi State, Kentucky ... and a lot more," said the 6-8, 230-pounder.

He's taken unofficial visits to a couple of colleges.

"I've gone to Ole Miss and Southern Miss, that's about it," said Bolden, who has a brother who plays for Southern Miss, redshirt junior Maurice Bolden. "I haven't gone to many because I'm working out in the gym so much."

With two years of high school ball yet to be played, Bolden is focused more on high school than recruiting.

"I really haven't thought about it much," said Bolden. "I'm really just focusing on my high school team."

While not focusing on recruiting, there is one thing he will look for when he does start looking at college basketball programs.

"What I'm really looking for in a school is a place that will let the players play at a position that they know they can play at, not what they think they can play," said Bolden.

As for what the college he will end up signing with will get when he steps foot on campus, it will be a player who can score both inside and outside.

"I feel like I can play inside and outside," said Bolden. "If my inside game is not working I can go outside. And if my outside game is not working I can go inside."

His high school coach will have him playing the three position this season. He explains why.

"I'm playing the three for my high school because they have seen me play for Omhar (Carter's AAU MBA Hoops team) and have seen that I can shoot and get around guys," said Bolden.

To prepare for the role, Bolden is working overtime on a couple of aspects of his game.

"I'm just trying to continue to work on my jump shot and working on my transition," said the youngster. "I'm doing that because my high school coach is going to let me push the ball up (the court) more."

Keep it on Scout.com/FOXSports for the latest news on Treshawn Bolden.

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