Hornets Sign Marques Bolden To Two-Way Contract

Charlotte Waives Nathan Mensah

March 2, 2024 – Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today the team has signed center Marques Bolden to a two-way contract and waived center Nathan Mensah. Per team policy, terms of Bolden’s deal were not disclosed.

Bolden, who signed a 10-day contract with the Hornets on Feb. 20 and appeared in one game, has suited up for 31 contests (26 starts) this season for the Wisconsin Herd, the Milwaukee Bucks’ G League affiliate, averaging 13.3 points (55.6 FG%, 39.7 3P%, 74.3 FT%), 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 blocks in 24.9 minutes per game.

His G League experience includes two seasons (2019-21) with the Cleveland Charge and two seasons (2021-23) with the Salt Lake City Stars. In 105 career G League outings (83 starts), Bolden has recorded 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.6 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game. He has appeared in 10 NBA games with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bucks and Hornets.

A five-star recruit out of DeSoto, Texas, Bolden played three seasons (2016-19) at Duke University, where he helped the Blue Devils win two ACC Tournament titles and reach the Elite 8 twice.

Mensah originally signed a two-way contract with the Hornets on Dec. 14, 2023, appearing in 25 contests and averaging 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game. In 17 outings (17 starts) with the Greensboro Swarm this season, Mensah recorded 10.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.8 blocks in 28.1 minutes per game.