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Marques Bolden not ready to commit; Talking with John Calipari regularly

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Calipari & UK signees continue their push to land Bolden, who mare or may not decide this week.

When news of Marques Bolden appearing on ESPNU's Signing Day show came out, the immediate fear was the five-star center was about to announce his commitment to Duke on the show.

After all, Bolden is set to appear on the show at 5:30 pm alongside Duke signees Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum, so if he was announcing then, there'd be little doubt that the Blue Devils would be the pick. But that won't happen, according to SNY TV's Adam Zagoria.

Zagoria also says that Bam Adebayo and fellow UK signees are still pushing hard for Bolden to join them in Lexington next season.

The thought of Bam and Bolden in the same frontcourt is a nightmare for the rest of college basketball. It's also great to see Bam pushing for Bolden since the starting 5 spot figures to be Bam's by default if Bolden doesn't come, whereas he'll have to earn it if Bolden is added to the mix.

Bolden also revealed he's still hearing from John Calipari regularly and spoke with him on Tuesday.

Bolden also said a decision this week is possible, but isn't ready to commit to it.

Here's an interview Bolden did with Scout.com about his recruitment after practice at the Jordan Brand Classic: