Highly successful while defending the Indonesian national team, Bolden was recruited by the Milwaukee Bucks and became an NBA player.

Jakarta: Marques Bolden, a basketball player for the United States Indonesian national team, is certain to have a career in America’s top basketball competition, the NBA. He got this opportunity after signing a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to the manager of the Indonesian elite national team, Jeremy Imanuel Santoso, the contract was obtained after the Bucks learned of Bolden’s performance during the national team’s defense in the pre-season event. -Olympic qualification. Then, this contract also allows Bolden to appear in the NBA and G League simultaneously.

“The Bucks team discussion results were very impressed by Marques’s performance in the red and white team’s defense during the pre-Olympic qualifiers. His good performance at that time opened up opportunities that led to this two-way contract,” Jeremy explained. in the official statement of PP Perbasi.

Bolden, who turned 25 on April 17, looked impressive during the Paris Olympic pre-qualifiers. He helped Indonesia beat Kazakhstan with a score of 91-82 in the opening game with a contribution of 40 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists.

In the second game, Bolden still contributed the most points (23 points), even though Indonesia lost to India with a score of 74-90. Then in the second game against Saudi Arabia, Bolden managed to score 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists in Indonesia’s 72-86 defeat.

Joyo – Bolden’s nickname – experienced a dip in performance when Indonesia lost 75-95 to Bahrain as he only scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. But in the fifth game against Syria, Bolden recovered by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist to help Indonesia win with a score of 84-78.

In total, during these three matches, Joyo scored 117 points, 46 rebounds and 6 assists. “Indonesian players are returning to the NBA. Ready to bring 275 million Indonesians to become Milwaukee Bucks fans,” concluded Jeremy.

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