- Name: Rashad Bolden
- Classification: 2021
- High School: St. Andrews Episcopal School (Ridgeland, MS)
- Position: Point Guard
- HT: 5-6
- Scout.com Ranking: NR
According to head basketball coach Brian Cronin, college coaches are already showing interest in the talented point guard.
"Schools know about him," said Cronin. "They are just waiting to see if he gains more height."
But Cronin feels like Bolden has everything else you want in a point guard.
"Rashad is a competitor and his IQ for the game is off the charts for a young player," said Cronin. "He has been trained by his dad (Hinds Community College assistant basketball coach) Randy (Bolden). He shot over 40% from the three-point line last year as an 8th grader. And he was shooting six or seven a game."
Despite just now going into his 9th grade year, Bolden is completely comfortable being the Saints starting point guard.
"It is not difficult. I have been playing basketball since I was four-years old. My dad was a coach and he has always let me play up. That has helped me," said Bolden. "I take on the challenge of being the point guard and there are a lot of things that come with it. You have to put the ball where it needs to go. You have to lead by example. And you have to put the team in a position to succeed. I feel comfortable being the point guard. I feel like I belong there."
He described his game both offensively and defensively.
"My strength on offense is to get the ball to where it needs to go, take what the defense gives me," said the talented point guard. "Defensively, I play hard and try to keep my man in front of me. Defense is not that hard because you just need to want to do it."