ACC Basketball: Top 5 Freshmen for 2016-17

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Marques Bolden, Duke Blue Devils, center, #20

Marques Bolden was a late commitment for the Duke Blue Devils. When he played in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game, he was still uncommitted.

At 6-foot-10, 254 pounds, Bolden ranks as another five-star commitment for the Blue Devils along with Giles, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson. DraftExpress projects Bolden as the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. predicts Bolden to be selected at the twelfth pick in the draft.

Bolden is a nice contrast to Giles because he plays strictly in the post. Bolden will be called upon to rebound, block shots and score in the low post. Although redshirt senior Amile Jefferson will start at the center position for Duke, don’t be surprised if Bolden takes over the starting position soon.