Bol Bol is making it happen, everyone.
Bol, the son of late NBA great and gentle giant Manute Bol, is in his sophomore season for Bishop Miege near Kansas City. He’s 6-foot-11, and he’s arguably already Bishop Miege’s best shooter, rebounder, shot-blocker, defender, passer and, yes, even ball handler, as pointed out by BallisLife’s Scott Comeau. That’s certainly something that couldn’t ever be said for his charismatic father.
Case in point: This contest during which Bishop Miege faced off against Glendale, from Springfield, Mo., at the Coffeyville Tournament. Bishop Miege won, easily, 81-57. Let’s be honest, Bol Bol was the main reason why.
The sophomore finished with 22 points and was a defensive anchor inside and rejection artist. That much comes easy. You go and try to get a shot off around an intensely athletic 6-foot-11 teenager. It’s probably not going to happen.
What truly is impressive is Bol’s range, which continues to grow, and his remarkable ability to weave through traffic with intricate ball handling. That line by Comeau? He’s right. Bol Bol actually is the best ball handler and shooter on his team. And he’s 6-foot-11. That’s terrifying. And awesome. And amazing. And we should all keep watching him whenever we can, because he looks like he might just be the real deal.
Needless to say, Bol Bol still needs to put more weight on his frame, but he’s already dominating the competition.