Nate Oats is bringing a former Kentucky high school basketball standout down to Tuscaloosa. Grad transfer James “Beetle” Bolden graduated from Covington’s Holmes High School back in 2015, where he averaged 19.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Title: Roll Tide Roll ?
Beyond blessed and just want to thank everyone who took the the time to recruit and get to know me and after talking with my family I’m going to further my education and athletic career at the University of Alabama. Can I get a ROLL TIDE? ! pic.twitter.com/lLgHLJF87k
— Beetle? (@jamesbolden3) April 14, 2019
Bolden averaged just over 12 points per game for the West Virginia Mountaineers last season, but he sat out the remainder of the year after tweaking his ankle against Tennessee back in January. Nate Oats wasn’t the sexiest hire Alabama could’ve made, but he’s assembling what should be a pretty formidable Crimson Tide team for next season.
2019-2020 is shaping up to be another fun season of SEC basketball.