I can already tell that the hype for Bol Bol is going to get out of control.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s a high major prospect. When you’re that tall (6-foot-11), that young (15 years old) and that skilled — he’s hitting pull-ups jumpers? — you’re almost guaranteed to play basketball at a high level. And when you combine all that with the fact that his dad is the one and only Manute Bol, than it’s a certainty that the kid is going to be a viral sensation.
There’s nothing wrong with that, either. It’s how this world works.
Just please, I beg of you, no one call him the next Kevin Durant or Kevin Garnett, or even the next Thon Maker. I’m getting too old for those arguments on twitter.
Anyway, here’s a highlight video of Bol Bol from this summer: