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Georgia Tech Basketball: Chris Bolden Will Not Return to Team

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He will instead graduate and be an eligible graduate transfer.

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Following a six-game suspension to end the season, the AJC reported today that guard Chris Bolden will not be returning to Georgia Tech to play basketball next season, but will instead graduate from the Institute.

From the way Ken Sugiura wrote the article, it appears that the decision was not Bolden's alone.

Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory called the decision to not bring back guard Chris Bolden for his senior season "in the best interest for the program and for Chris."

Bolden is currently taking classes over the summer and is on track to graduate in December, at which point, he will be eligible to transfer to any other school that offers a Master's program that Tech does not offer and be eligible to play immediately.

In playing three seasons with Tech, Bolden was a key player, but never quite seemed to be the best out there. He also had some issues staying out of trouble.

This season, Bolden played in 25 games, starting 11 and averaged 21.3 minutes of playing time per game -- the lowest of his three seasons with Tech. In that, however, he also shot his highest percentage of field goals at Tech at 41 percent and averaged 6.9 points per game. He also hit the highest percentage of three-point shots of his three years at Tech, shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the line.

Thank you for your contributions on the Flats, Chris! We wish you the best moving forward!