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TreShawn Bolden visits Memphis

TreShawn Bolden has listed Memphis as one of two teams that are the favorites in his recruitment, and he took an unofficial visit to the campus a couple of days ago. The power forward is ranked as the 26th best at his position by Scout, while Rivals ranks him at 19th and ESPN at 16th. Only ESPN has him as a four-star recruit with a Scout Grade of 92, and they view him as the 21st best player in the region and the 2nd best player in Mississippi.

The Jackson, Mississippi recruit is a high-line three-star recruit in my eyes and one of the top 20 recruits at his position. He is just outside of the top 100 overall, and TreShawn Bolden is definitely a standout PF.

The 6’7″, 225 pound player has offers from Auburn, DePaul, Marquette, Ole Miss Oklahoma, Mississippi State, VCU, and Tennessee. TreShawn Bolden also has interest from Ohio State, Alabama, Purdue, and Kansas.

The 2013 recruit has received the most amount of interest from Auburn, DePaul, Marquette, Ole Miss, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. It must be noted that of those teams, OSU is the only school to have not sent Bolden an offer.

TreShawn Bolden is undoubtedly one of the best power forwards in the country, and it will be interesting to see if Memphis amps up their recruitment of Bolden after his visit. He is one of the best players in the 2013 class and an important Mississippi recruit. Kansas isn’t going hard after him, and the race is wide open at this point. Any team can put themselves in a better position to add the talented power forward as things move onward.

As far as his physique goes, TreShawn Bolden looks like the total package and has the prototypical body for a power forward. He’s not extremely athletic, but he is athletic and it forms a dangerous combination with his raw strength. He can play the three, but his jumper still needs some developing. It’s good, but his mid-range game could do some work and would do wonders to add some versatility to his game.

TreShawn Bolden is skilled enough to play well at the small forward position, but it’s not ideal given that his jumper still hasn’t development. His strength shows that he is definitely a power forward at this point, and he is a top PF at that. He’s got good potential to him and can start and be a 17 PER player at the collegiate level with some more developing.

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