Few players in the 2018 class have had a better spring than Bol Bol. The 7’2″ son of late NBA great Manute Bol was named the MVP of the Nike EYBL circuit after averaging 24.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game for California Supreme, which has sent his stock soaring. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels released his latest Top 100 player rankings for the 2018 class and Bol moved all the way up from number thirteen to number two, just behind Marvin Bagley. Here’s what Daniels had to say about his incredible spring and summer:
Bol, a 7-foot-2 big man out of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, made the biggest splash of the summer, showing incredible improvement in a short amount of time. For his size, Bol moves pretty well and his length certainly impacts the game in a variety of ways, but what stood out with his play with California Supreme was his confident and ability on the offensive end.
Not only does Bol possess very good hands and touch around the basket, but he’s developed post moves and a comfort from mid-range and three shooting the ball. Through 15 EYBL games, Bol is shooting 48.9-percent from three (22-for-45). In EYBL Atlanta his confidence was sky high and he was making turn around jumpers and fade aways with ease.
Bol is the only 2018 player Calipari offered this spring, and the Cats are the early favorite in his 247 Sports Crystal Ball with 75% of the predictions. He, Romeo Langford, Cameron Reddish, and Immanuel Quickley will participate in the tryouts for John Calipari’s U19 National Team next week in Colorado Springs.
Let’s watch him work: