Miami’s coaching search is taking too long for Chris Bolden to remain committed to Hurricanes.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard from Norcross High School de-committed from Miami on Monday. The Hurricanes are still looking for a basketball coach to replace Frank Haith, who took the Missouri job on April 4.
“I talked to some of the assistants at Miami and they said they are looking for other jobs,” Bolden told the AJC. “I just thought it would be fair to myself to open it back up and start the recruiting process over again. I wanted to get the word out that I’m looking at new schools.”
Bolden is considered one of the nation’s top pure shooters for college basketball’s 2012 recruiting class. He committed to Miami before the start of his junior season, picking the Hurricanes over Clemson, Louisville, Marquette and Nebraska last October.
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will be at Norcross on Wednesday to observe Bolden go through workouts during the NCAA’s “contact period.” Bolden has serious interest in Georgia Tech.
“That would be good if I had the chance to go to Georgia Tech,” Bolden said. “It’s in the ACC and it’s close to home. I don’t necessarily have to stay close to home, but Georgia Tech would be a place that I’m familiar with.”
What are Bolden’s impressions of Tech’s new coach, Brian Gregory? “I haven’t really gotten a chance to learn about him. I will — now that I’m de-committed.”
What about UGA? Bolden said he’s not really interested.
Bolden averaged 15 points as a junior while leading Norcross to the state championship in Georgia’s largest classification. Bolden scored the game-winning points, sinking four consecutive foul shots, in the 59-55 win over Milton in the Class AAAAA finals.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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