After it seemed things had fallen completely off, the Bol Bol buzz is back on in Kentucky.
Bol is rumored to be considering the Cats all over again now that a black cloud hovers over USC and Arizona. The same goes for Shareef O’Neal, and there’s some talk that both could attend Big Blue Madness next week.
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But for Bol, he and his family need an explanation as to why he was cut from Calipari’s U19 team earlier this summer, before they can move on.
His mother told SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker, “He’s kind of a little sad with Kentucky. The coach promise him – like really promise him – that he’s going to be picked to go to Egypt [for the FIBA World Cup]. And then it did not happen. He was really sad about that. I could see he was sad. [Calipari] never explained what happened.”
Kentucky was the presumed leader for Bol before he was sent home from the USA U19 training camp. Now it has an opportunity to get back in Bol’s good graces, but not until he understands why he didn’t make the trip to Egypt.
My understanding is Calipari could only take one naturalized citizen, and the committee chose Georgia Tech sophomore Josh Okogie over Bol. Whether or not that is the case, Cal should (and probably will) explain what happened and go all-in on Bol because there aren’t many big men available in the class.