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.
I'm told @MarquesB__ is Not Scheduled to announce on that show today.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 13, 2016
Zagoria also says that Bam Adebayo and fellow UK signees are still pushing hard for Bolden to join them in Lexington next season.
Bam Adebayo reiterated to me the UK guys are trying to get @MarquesB__ to Kentucky.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 13, 2016
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.
Marques Bolden said he heard from John Calipari yesterday. Had home visit with Duke Sunday. No timetable on decision.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 13, 2016
Bolden also said a decision this week is possible, but isn't ready to commit to it.
Marques Bolden on possibly announcing this week between UK and Duke: "That could possibly happen, I don't know." @MarquesB__— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 13, 2016
Here's an interview Bolden did with Scout.com about his recruitment after practice at the Jordan Brand Classic: