A 7’2”, 225-pound person shouldn’t be able to move with ease, strength, quickness, and athleticism, and yet Bol Bol makes it look easy.
A 24-second video from the Denver Nuggets training camp surfaced yesterday on Twitter of Bol doing what and why the Nuggets selected the former Oregon Duck with the 44th pick (second round) in the 2019 NBA Draft.
See for yourself:
At Oregon, Bol only saw action in nine games before having to sit out the rest of the year with a foot injury. Instead of leaving the team to prepare for the draft, Bol remained with the Ducks the entire season.
Although he only had nine college games under his belt, Bol lit up the stat lines. He averaged 21.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while shooting .520 from three-point range, to go along with 24 total blocks and seven steals. Simply put, he is everywhere on both sides of the court.
Which is why he was such an intriguing pick in the draft.
Another former Duck, who missed playing with Bol by one year in Eugene, Oregon, isn’t surprised to see Bol making highlight after highlight plays is Kenny Wooten (2017-2018).
We’ll soon find out if Bol will earn increased minutes with Denver as NBA preseason action begins this week. The Nuggets will play on Saturday vs. the Golden State Warriors.