Thursday, May 22, 2008
Duquesne Signs Ex-Louisville Recruit
After losing two of its best players to the NBA Draft, Duquesne needed to find an impact player -- and it did, in the form of former Louisville recruit Melquan Bolding. The 6-4 shooting guard from Notre Dame Prep signed with the Dukes on Wednesday. "I'm really looking forward to having the opportunity to coach him," head coach Ron Everhart said. "He's an athletic, high-energy player, a perfect fit for our style of play. Plus, he's a really good kid, who has great family support." Bolding, who chose Duquesne over St. John's, Cincinnati and Temple, originally committed to Louisville but did not sign due to academic problems. He will help immediately, especially on the offensive end. "I can really score any time I want," Bolding said. "I'm real aggressive, and I've got the love for the game." He is ranked in the top-30 small forwards by Rivals.com, and is also ranked as the No. 13 fifth-year player by Hoop Scoop.