Duke basketball: 7 former Blue Devils get the boot

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Utah Jazz waive former three-year Duke basketball player Marques Bolden

Marques Bolden is another former Blue Devil who could not turn an Exhibit 10 deal into a long-term stay with a franchise this preseason. On Thursday, the Utah Jazz announced that the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center will not be on their opening day roster; however, the plan is for the 23-year-old to stay nearby this season and play for their G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.

Bolden played three Duke basketball seasons (2016-17 through 2018-19), averaging 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game for his college career. The former five-star recruit, who arrived in Durham as part of the class that featured Jayson Tatum, left with one year of eligibility remaining and went undrafted.

But Bolden secured a variety of Exhibit 10, 10-day, and two-way contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers the past two seasons. He has appeared in seven NBA games for his career, averaging 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per game.