CHRIS BOSH Position
: 215 lbs. College
: Georgia TechDeclared after
: Freshman YearBirthdate
: March 24, 1984Birthplace
: Dallas, Texas
: A 6-10 lefty who can hit a high percentage of NCAA threes, but can also punish down low. Has polished post moves for a 19-year old with only a single year of college experience. Is a good passer and has solid ball-handling skills for a big man. Is criticized for his size, but the tall, slender frame does have its benefits, as he is able to block shots and get to rebounds that seem out of range with his impressive quickness.
: Will need to bulk up to bang down low with bigger NBA bodies. Needs to improve his mental toughness but that should be expected from a 19-year old. Could also improve his catching skills. Has to improve his defensive awareness and positioning to make his shot blocking skills a bigger asset to his overall game.
Was the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.
Named to the All-ACC second team and to the ACC All-Defensive
Team. Averaged 15.6 PPG, 9 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 56% FG, 47.8% 3FG, 73% FT in his freshman year.
Named ACC Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media
Named ACC Rookie of the Week four times
Had seven games of 20 or more points on the season (Georgia Tech was 6-1 in those games)
Declared his intention to enter the NBA draft on May 9, 2003.
PLAYING CAREER AT GEORGIA TECH
Scored 26 points with 14 rebounds in his collegiate debut against UAPB
Led the ACC in field goal percentage (56.0), becoming only the second freshman to lead the conference in that category (Antawn Jamison of North Carolina in 1996), and the first Georgia Tech player to do so since John Salley in 1985
Led the ACC in blocked shots (2.16 per game) and was second in rebounding (9.0 per game)
Ranked eighth in scoring (15.6), third in offensive boards (3.06) and 14th in free throw percentage (73.0)
Points: 26, UAPB, 11/23/02
Field Goals: 9, Four times
Field Goal Attempts: 16, Twice
Field Goal Pct: .889, Elon (8-9), 1/22/03
3-Pt Field Goals: 3, Cornell (3-3), 1/08/03 3-Pt
Field Goal Att. : 4, Florida State (1-4), 2/15/03
3-Point FG Pct. : 1.000, Cornell (3-3), 1/8/03
Free Throws: 12, UAPB (12-15), 11/23/02
Free Throw Attempts: 15, UAPB (12-15), 11/23/02
Free Throw Pct. : 1.000, Florida State (9-9), 1/14/03
Rebounds: 14, UAPB, 11/23/02
Assists: 4, Twice
Blocked Shots: 5, Twice
Steals: 4, NC State, 2/12/03
Chris Bosh is speculated to be a player most teams would covet after the big three. (NBAE/Getty Images)
AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
Bosh had an outstanding career at Lincoln High in Dallas and was named High School Player of the Year in his senior season by Basketball America in 2001-02.
Also named First-team all-America by McDonald's, Parade magazine, Basketball America and SLAM magazine.
Named a second-team all-American by USA Today and First-team all-state as a senior.
Annointed "Mr. Basketball" and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Texas
Led Lincoln to a 40-0 record and the Texas State Championship as a senior.
Had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the championship game.
Lincoln was named USA Today High School National Champions in his senior season
Full name is Christopher Wesson Bosh
Born March 24, 1984 in Dallas
Is the eldest of two sons of Noel and Freida Bosh
Had a cousin and an aunt attend Georgia Tech before him
After he completes his basketball career, Bosh would like to use his computer graphic skills design posters, CD covers and Internet sites.
Loves playing Playstation2’s NBA Street and the Madden football games