Rising star Bolden pays a visit to Caringbah High

Having a ball: Jonah Bolden, third from left, with brother Hayden Matthews, Lachlan Matthews and James Matthews at Caringbah High School last Thursday. Picture: John Veage
Having a ball: Jonah Bolden, third from left, with brother Hayden Matthews, Lachlan Matthews and James Matthews at Caringbah High School last Thursday. Picture: John Veage

BASKETBALLER Jonah Bolden, who attends the University of California Los Angeles, paid a visit to Caringbah High School last Thursday.

Bolden, 19, said he had a goal to do well in the US college system and graduate to the National Basketball Association professional ranks.

The 203-centimetre-tall athlete went through coaching clinics when he was boy — just like Caringbah High School students who are taking part in the MyHoops program.

Bolden is the Australian-born son of former Sydney Kings and West Sydney Razorbacks star Bruce Bolden, who runs MyHoops.

Bruce Bolden said boys and girls aged seven to 17 were involved in the program. The next one will start Thursday, July 23, at Caringbah High.

The younger Bolden said he was impressed with Australia's young basketballers and there was "a lot of talent in Sutherland Shire".

"I love coming home, back to where it all started for me, by coaching kids at my Dad's basketball academy," he said.

"I used to be a passionate kid that played basketball at all my Dad's camps and clinics.

"It's great to be doing it again."

Details: myhoops.com.au or info@myhoops.com.au

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