Rasir Bolton (MMA post-grad ’18) is having a great freshman season for Penn State University.
Bolton has played in all 21 games, with nine starts. He is second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.7 points per contest.
Bolton is averaging 26.6 minutes per game and has 33 assists. The 6-foot-2 Bolton has 11 steals and is shooting 38.3 percent (75-for-196) from the field.
He is also shooting 35.5 percent (38-for-107) from the 3-point range. He leads the team at the free-throw line, averaging 90.6 percent (58-for-64).
Bolton had a season-high 27 points in a 76-65 victory over Colgate University on Dec. 8. He went 7-for-9 from the 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
Bolton also had 25 points in an 89-78 loss to North Carolina State University on Dec. 15. He had three steals and went 10-for-11 from the free-throw line.
The Nittany Lions are 7-14, including 0-10 in the Big Ten this season. Penn State has lost seven games in a row.
FRESHMAN FORCE: Tyrese Martin (MMA post-grad ’18) is making an impact on the University of Rhode Island’s men’s basketball team in his freshman season.
Martin is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 points per contest. He has played in all 21 games and has started seven. Martin has started in six straight games.
The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 5.1 rebounds and has 20 assists and 17 steals. He is averaging 26.5 minutes per contest.
For the season, Martin is shooting 45.2 percent (70-for-155) from the field and 35.4 percent (23-for-65) from the 3-point range. He is also shooting 67.7 percent (21-for-31) from the free-throw line.
Martin has scored in double-figures in eight of the last nine games for the Rams. On Jan. 27, Martin scored a season-high 23 points in a 77-70 loss to the University of Massachusetts. He was 5-for-7 from the 3-point range and 8-for-11 overall from the field.
He also had three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the game.
The Rams are 12-9 overall, and 5-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Rhode Island plays at Davidson College on Wednesday.
MAKING HIS MARK: Jamorko Pickett (MMA post-grad ’17) is having another strong season for Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team.
The 6-foot-8 sophomore guard/forward has started 18 games and played in 21 of 22 for the Hoyas. He’s averaging 24.4 minutes and 5.8 points per contest.
Pickett is averaging 4.3 rebounds, has 27 assists, 13 steals and is second on the team with 27 blocks.
He is shooting 37.1 percent (43-for-116) from the field and 35.9 percent (23-for-64) from the 3-point range. Pickett is also shooting 72.2 percent (13-for-18) from the free-throw line.
Pickett had a season-high 13 points against St. John’s University on Jan. 5. He went 5-for-12 from the field in the game, including 2-for-7 from the 3-point range. He also had six rebounds and three blocks in the 97-94 overtime loss.
On Jan. 27 in the rematch with St. John’s, Pickett had nine points, including two 3-pointers, and seven rebounds in an 89-78 victory.
The Hoyas are 14-8, including 4-5 in the Big East. They are tied for third place in the Big East.
Georgetown plays at Providence College on Wednesday.