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Melquan Bolding, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore wing from Mount Vernon, N.Y., will transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson from Duquesne, according to his AAU coach.
Bolding, who played at Bishop Stepinac and Notre Dame Prep, must sit out a year before he can suit up. He will have two years remaining.
“Mel is going to FDU,” said New York Panthers coach Gary Charles. “The papers have been signed. He had a prior relationship with Coach [Greg] Vetrone from camp. He also has friends on the team and felt extremely comfortable on campus.”
Bolding himself wasn’t quite ready to say he committed.
“I haven’t signed anywhere,” he said.
Bolding, who initially committed to Louisville, averaged 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds last season at Duquesne.
He averaged 18 points and seven rebounds at Notre Dame Prep during his last year of prep school.
(Photo courtesy Duquesne Athletics)
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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