5-Star Bol Bol Shines Again For Mater Dei At Nike Extravaganza

    Five-star Bol Bol has made a major impact for Mater Dei. The Class of 2018 product and son of former NBA star Manute Bol shined again at the Nike Extravaganza.

    February 4, 2017

    Five-star Bol Bol has made a major impact for Mater Dei. The Class of 2018 product and son of former NBA star Manute Bol shined again at the Nike Extravaganza.


    Manute Bol was one of the most noteworthy players in NBA history.

    The veteran of 653 NBA regular season and playoff games for a combined four teams, the 7-foot-7 Bol was one of the most prolific shot blockers of all time. His game left a lot to be desired outside of that fantastic shot-blocking ability, but the late Sudanese center was an NBA mainstay.

    And 17-year-old son Bol Bol might be on his way to the Association sooner than later.

    The 7-foot, 220-pound Class of 2018 prospect, who transferred to California’s Mater Dei for his junior season, recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in just 17 minutes off of the bench for the Monarchs in his debut game back on Jan. 20 after being cleared to play following his transfer from Bishop Miege (Mission, KS). Bol is a consensus five-star prospect among recruiting outlets, including the 247Sports Composite.

    On Friday night in No. 10 Mater Dei’s 74-42 victory against Village Christian (Sun Valley, CA) at Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana, CA, Bol showed off his huge wingspan and great hands. Mater Dei head coach Gary McKnight knows he has a player who can do a lot of things well, especially finish at the basket and clean up misses. The sky is the limit for a player who is averaging 16.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 70 percent from the field. The Monarchs have won all five games in which the star transfer has played.

    Bol currently has offers from Kansas, Creighton and St. John’s, among others.

    After an adjustment period to the offense, Bol is moving better without the ball, showing off his good feet and soft touch inside as well as his ability to step outside and hit the jumper to show his range. The versatility complements his defensive acumen. Not only is he well-versed at swatting away shots, but he is making opponents question whether to drive to the rim. It’s a rare defensive presence to have at the high school level.

    While he remains raw, Bol is comfortable on the perimeter both offensively and defensively. That makes him an intriguing next-level prospect for a player with his size.

    The sky is the limit for Bol, who many recruiting analysts believe will make it to the NBA like his father much sooner than later. As for where he will play his college ball, expect the offers to continue to pile up before he has to make that tough decision, because his overall game should only continue to improve.

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