The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will start the season short handed but it will be from their own decisions. Sophomore and returning starter Chris Bolden has been suspended for three games after a violation of team rules.
ESPN reported the news that Bolden would miss the team’s opener against Presbyterian along with two other games. The school did not elaborate on which rules Bolden broke but it can be assumed that in the long scheme of things, it was something minor.
That being said, Georgia Tech is always in a tough conference and they need all of their players to be at their best for them to have a good season. As a returning starter, Bolden needs to show some maturity and poise as he will be looked upon as a leader for the team. If the Yellow Jackets are to make the NCAA tournament, they will need all of their players to step up their game, Bolden included.
As a guard, Bolden showed the potential to be a high scoring player last season, having a few big scoring outbursts that displayed great potential. Over the course of the season, he averaged 7.1 points per game and had a fairly successful freshman season.
Once he returns to the lineup following his suspension, Bolden will have a chance to make up for failings by helping the Yellow Jackets in any way he can. Hopefully Bolden shows that he has learned from his mistakes and takes his suspension as a chance to better his game.