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Former Holmes HS Star Transferring from WVU to Alabama

Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.


Article written by Jay Winkler

Avid fan of UK Athletics, WWE, and chicken wings. Preferably at the same time.

10 responses to “Former Holmes HS Star Transferring from WVU to Alabama”

  1. Bigblue7982

    Should’ve picked UK.

    1. mashburnfan1

      Who cares, Bama was bad this year and lost most players. Will be reallt bad again next year. To much bigger news, Wade is once again head coach at LSU.
      He pulled the old Cal statement from UMass and Memphis: “I did not know anything” and it worked

    2. JoeMoney333

      Serious question. Why do you post here? You always seem miserable. Have you considered that it is this stuff that makes you miserable and perhaps you should let it go?

    3. StuckinLville

      Yeah but the difference is Cal didnt. Wade is on wire tap.

    4. mashburnfan1

      Is real news, just happened 30 or so minutes ago. Does the truth bother you as well? Please show me where anything I posted was not factual except the few where I said in my opinion. I’ll wait.

    5. abobicesaevior

      mash, you should take your proof directly to the NCAA.

    6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree

      Where you say you’re a UK fan unless that’s one of those times you said it’s
      just your opinion.

  2. blueblue

    Didn’t Holmes win a state championship while Bolden was in high school?

  3. TomKat9698

    Who cares?

  4. UKWildcatNation

    I completely disagree with Jay that was Nate Oats not a “sexy hire”…the man can flat out coach. If he gets some players then Alabama is going to be good for a while!