Bolden Arrives in America

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - At adidas Nations over the weekend, an international transfer to Findlay Prep was amongst the stands outs, 6-8 Australian Jonah Bolden...

Jonah Bolden, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound 2014 power forward debuted at adidas Nations over the weekend and was impressive. The Australia, is transferring into Findlay for his senior season and the Pilots are getting a face-up four with a terrific combination of production and potential.

While Bolden isn't moving to Nevada for a couple weeks, he showed up with his Australia squad for adidas Nations and on Friday evening and Saturday morning he more than held his own against American competition.

Bolden is a long and slender forward with pretty good athleticism who is a threat to shoot from the catch, plays hard, can really pass it, rebounds well and plays hard. He's going to have to get stronger and improve his handle, but that's part of the reason he's making the move to Findlay Prep.

"I'm coming out here for exposure and development," said Bolden, who recently turned 17 years old. "There's a lot I want to work on, like dribbling, defense and strength. It's more intense here."

The son of Bruce Bolden, who played for Boise State, Jonah grew up rooting for a college a little further east.

"My dad is from Michigan and I always liked the way they play, especially my position," Bolden said.

Despite growing up a Wolverines fan, Bolden said that he's completely wide open in his recruitment and isn't planning on making a decision until the spring. He's already heard from the likes of Arizona and UCLA.

"I'm not committing anywhere anytime soon," Bolden said. "I'll look at my positional availability; who is there before me. I also will look at academics."

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