Freshman Brandon Bolden is transferring out of the Georgetown men's basketball program, CSNwashington has confirmed.
Buried at the end of the Hoyas bench along with other members of the 2012 recruiting class, the enthusiastic 6-foot-10 freshman played in four games this past season, attempting only one field goal without scoring a point. While guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera played heavy minutes, Bolden, center Bradley Hayes and guard Stephen Domingo rarely took to the court.
Even with Otto Porter Jr. forgoing his final two seasons to enter the NBA Draft, Bolden chances of an increased role appeared limited as Georgetown could have a crowded frontcourt this upcoming season.
Starters Nate Lubick and Mikael Hopkins return, along with key reserve Moses Ayegba and Hayes. Greg Whittington, who missed the final 19 games this season because of academic suspension, is expected back. Former UCLA transfer Josh Smith transferred to Georgetown midway through last season. It remains uncertain whether Smith has two or three semesters of eligibility remaining, but the program is working toward having him available next season.
Jeff Goodman with CBSsports.com first reported the news of Bolden's transfer.
Bolden committed to Georgetown in 2010, but did not enter college with a high profile. The South Carolina native reportedly also was recruited out of High School by Clemson, VCU and Georgia among others.
This departure on the heels of Porter's exit potentially leaves the program with one roster spot for the 2013-14 season depending on the status of sophomore center Tyler Adams. Adams missed the 2012-13 with an unspecified heart ailment.
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