James Bolden

#3 James Bolden

G | So. | 6-0 | 160 | Covington, Ky. | Holmes HS

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Sat out in 2015-16 after tearing the ACL in his right knee in September 2015

High School

  • Averaged 19.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game and led Holmes High to a third straight Ninth Region finals appearance
  • Shot 46.3 percent from the floor, including 33.8 percent on 3-pointers (69 of 204)
  • Finished career with 2,024 points, 464 rebounds, 402 assists and 227 steals
  • Averaged 20.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals as a junior
  • Led his team to the finals of the Ninth Region tournament, falling to eventual state champion Covington Catholic
  • Shot 35.2 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent at the free throw line
  • One of three juniors to make the Louisville Courier-Journal’s All-State First Team and one of two sophomores to make the first team in 2013. Made All-State First Team as a senior
  • Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Boys All-State Basketball First Team as a senior, junior and sophomore
  • Two-time Player of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Boys’ Basketball Coaches Association and the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Three-time selection to the Kentucky All-State Basketball Team
  • Averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals as a sophomore
  • Shot 42 percent from 3-point line and 80 percent from the foul line as a sophomore
  • Holmes High finished the 2012-13 season with a 32-3 record and a spot in Kentucky’s Sweet 16 round
  • Played for coach Mark Listerman
  • Played AAU basketball for the Kentucky Travelers


  • Son of James Bolden Sr.
  • Birthday is January 16
  • Enrolled in pre-sport management
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
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Six Mountaineers Honored By the Big 12

By Bryan Messerly | February 23, 2017

Six West Virginia University men’s basketball players have been named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team.