Bolden To WVU

Covington (Ky.) Holmes guard James Bolden committed to West Virginia on Wednesday.

Bolden, a 5-foot-11 point guard, picked West Virginia over interest from Butler, Xavier, Ohio and Purdue. Bolden informed of his decision.

"I thought long and hard out of Butler and WVU but I loved both coaching staffs I just felt like I was at home when I went to WVU," Bolden said. "I love the fans and how they do it big for every sport.

"Coach Huggins is legendary and I think will elevate my game and also make me work my tail off for the opportunities he will be giving me," Bolden added.

While he listed five schools, Bolden said he ultimately whittled his list to two and then made his college choice.

"Butler also stood out just as far as WVU did, I just felt more comfortable at WVU."

Bolden, a three-star guard that runs with the Kentucky Travelers on the EYBL summer circuit, said he developed a bond with Bob Huggins.

"It's great," he said about his relationship with Huggins. I love it man. I love the way he coaches and as a person overall is great. He's a cool dude."

During his junior season at Holmes, Bolden averaged 20.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Through seven EYBL games, Bolden is putting up 9.7 points a game and shooting 53.3 percent from three on 15 attempts.

West Virginia now has a pair of pledges in the 2015 recruiting class. Bolden joins 6-foot-10 center Levi Cook to make up their current two-man class.

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