Bol Bol talks about getting cut from USA Basketball

 Posted by at 2:33 PM on July 13, 2017  Comments Off on Bol Bol talks about getting cut from USA Basketball
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Five-star basketball recruit Bol Bol said that there were no hard feelings after being cut from John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 squad last month.

Bol — the No. 2 overall player in the Scout.com rankings for 2018 — did say he heard from UK assistant coach Kenny Payne after he didn’t make that 12-player squad that traveled to Egypt for the FIBA World Cup.

“He was the one who told me that I should have made it,” Bol said. Continue reading »

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National analyst no longer predicting UK for Bol

 Posted by at 11:50 PM on July 12, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst no longer predicting UK for Bol
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247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer changed his Crystal Ball pick for five-star recruit Bol Bol from Kentucky to Southern Cal on Wednesday.

Bol — a 7-foot-2 prospect in the class of 2018 — started his high school career in Kansas, but he transferred to Mater Dei High School in the Los Angeles area during the middle of this past season. He was the most valuable player of the Nike EYBL regular season this spring and rocketed up the 2018 recruiting rankings, moving as high as No. 2 overall on Scout.com’s board.

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Analysts already predicting Kentucky for Bol Bol

 Posted by at 11:04 AM on May 2, 2017  Comments Off on Analysts already predicting Kentucky for Bol Bol
May 022017
 

It didn’t take long for UK to emerge as the possible favorite for class of 2018 power forward Bol Bol.

Kentucky Coach John Calipari extended a scholarship offer to Bol — the son of former NBA player Manute Bol — on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, 247Sports recruiting analysts Andrew Slater and Jerry Meyer had already logged pro-UK predictions on Bol’s Crystal Ball page.

Slater and Meyer are the two top-ranked Crystal Ball prognosticators.

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Son of Manute Bol earns scholarship offer from UK

 Posted by at 11:42 PM on May 1, 2017  Comments Off on Son of Manute Bol earns scholarship offer from UK
May 012017
 

Bol Bol — the son of former NBA player Manute Bol — has earned a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

The 7-foot-1, 225-pound prospect in the class of 2018 talked to UK Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne via telephone Monday night, and the offer was extended during that conversation. Both coaches watched him play on the Nike circuit in Indianapolis over the weekend.

Bol is off to a stellar start to the spring basketball schedule, averaging 25.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game. He’s third in the league in scoring, behind only Marvin Bagley (the No. 1 recruit in the 2018 class) and R.J. Barrett (the No. 1 recruit in the 2019 class).

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