Who is Bol Bol?
Bol Manute Bol is a South Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. He was considered one of the best payers in the class of 2018 in high school, having been ranked as a consensus five-star recruit and receiving McDonald’s All-American honors. Bol, a center listed at 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m) is one of the tallest players in the NBA. He is the son of basketball player Manute Bol, known for being one of the tallest NBA players in history.
Bol began his high school career at Blue Valley Northwest High School and was assigned to the junior varsity team. Later he moved to Bishop Miege High School in the middle of the season, however, he remained on junior varsity due to transfer regulations.
He then joined the varsity in his second year. He moved to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, as a junior, rising in profile as a recruit. In his final season, Bol played basketball for Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. He represents the United States at the international level, despite having not competed for them in FIBA tournaments. Then he was drafted in the 2019 NBA draft with the 44th pick by the Miami heat prior to getting traded to Denver.
How old is Bol Bol?
Bol Manute Bol was born on November 16, 1999, in Khartoum, Sudan, and is aged 24 as of 2023. He shares his birthday with famous people including Pete Davidson, Cindy Kimberly, Mason Ramsey, Jaime Adler, Enzo Lopez, Lisa Bonet, Joanna Pettet, Amare Stoudemire, Casey Moss, among others.
Bol Bol Family
Who are Bol’s parents?
Bol Manute Bol was born in Khartoum, Sudan to his parents Manute Bol and his wife Ajok Kuag. Manute is in his second marriage having been married initially to Atong. He is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) star, who was known as one of the tallest NBA players in history. Manute died at the age of 47 on June 19, 2010, after a premature death due to kidney failure and complications from a rare skin disorder, known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Manute was named after his late great-grandfather and Dinka chief Bol Chol Bol.
His father was accused of being an American spy in 1998, following an American missile strike during the Second Sudanese Civil War, and was banned by the Sudanese government from fleeing to the United States. The family traveled to Cairo, Egypt, where they were stuck for many months because of visa issues, despite having acquired tickets to the United States from American friends. In the next year, when he was aged two years, the family moved to Connecticut as designated political refugees. He was encouraged to begin playing basketball at the age of four by his father. Despite being reluctant at first, he finally started training with his father in the gym. He then moved to Olathe, Kansas, a city with a huge South Sudanese population at the age of seven.
Does Bol have siblings?
Bol was born to his parents as the second child in a family of eleven children. He has ten siblings, which include his older brother Madut, who played college basketball at Southern University, graduating in 2013.
Bol Bol Education
Manute began his studies at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, where he began playing basketball for the junior varsity team. He then transferred to Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kansas, because he did not live in his school district, and went on to play in his freshman season. In late 2016, he transferred to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California for his junior year. Finally, he transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada in late 2017 because of family reasons. After graduating from high school, he joined Oregon College in 2018, where he continued to play basketball.
Bol Bol Interest
His interest in basketball grew after an encouragement from his father who is a former NBA star. Although he was reluctant at first he began training and has become a great player and is now drafted in the NBA.
Bol Bol Girlfriend
Most recently, Manute was in a relationship with Mulan Hernandez, who is an Instagram model and lives in Houston, Texas. They began dating in April 2021. In January 2023, she took to Instagram live to accuse him of cheating on her as she mourns her brother’s death.
Bol Bol Kids
He is currently not married and with his girlfriend Mulan, they have no children of their own together.
Bol Bol Height
With his athletic and physically fit body, he is one of the tallest players in the NBA. He has an outstanding height of 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) and a medium weight of 100 kg (220 lbs).
Bol Bol Career
High School career
For the starting of his freshman basketball season, Bol played for the junior varsity team of Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Due to the fact that he did not live in his school district, he transferred to Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kansas where he continued his freshman season. By the age of 14, Bol stood at a height of 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), however, he was forced to stay at the junior varsity level until February 2015 due to transfer regulations. On December 11, 2014, he made his debut for the Bishop Miege junior varsity team, displaying his shot-blocking and shooting ability. He did not earn playing time, despite becoming eligible on the varsity team by the end of the season.
He played for his under-15 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team KC Run GMC at the Jayhawk Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri, in May scoring 15 points in one game. By this time, he was getting interests from various NCAA Division I programs, such as Kansas and Oklahoma. Bol was rated as one of the top players in the class of 2018 in his sophomore season, by recruiting service 247Sports. He recorded 16 points in his fourth varsity game on January 6, 2016, in a 59-57 upset defeat to Hogan Preparatory Academy. In March, he contributed 14 points to assist Bishop Miege to win the Kansas Class 4A Division I state title game, 69-59, against McPherson High School. He received class 4A-I first-team honors, after guiding his team to a 22-win season. In April 2016, he then got a scholarship offer from Kansas. In November the same year, he announced he was transferring from Bishop Miege to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California for his junior year. He was encouraged to join the program due to its head coach Gary McKnight.
2017 to 2018
On January 24, 2017, he debuted for Mater Dei, recording 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks to coast past Orange Lutheran High School. He then recorded 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks on February 24, in an overtime victory against defending national champions Chino Hills High School. At the CIF Southern Section Open Division title game, he scored 15 points in a loss to Bishop Montgomery High School in March. At the Open Division semifinals, on March 14, he led Mater Dei with 15 points and 6 rebounds as they beat St. Augustine High School. As a junior, he totaled 16.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2. 9 blocks per game, guiding his team to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) runner-up finish. Within the season, he had received offers from USC, Arizona, and Oregon, as well as UCLA, and Kentucky. At the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), in May, with his team California Supreme, he averaged 25.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks per game.
In November 2017, he moved to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, where he would play under head coach Paul Washington. His head coach at Mater Dei stated that Bol made the move because of ”family reasons.” Briefly after, he committed to play college basketball for Oregon, opting for them instead of Kentucky. He was included among 20 players in the USA Today preseason boys’ basketball team, before the season. In a 66-61 victory against Morgan Park High School, on November 27, 2017, at the Like Mike Invitational, he recorded 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. On January 14, 2018, he scored 32 points in 21 minutes, shooting 14 of 17 from the field in a rout of Immaculate Conception High School at the Spalding Hoophall Classic. He was picked for the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game, however, he was unable to play because of an injury. Bol completed his senior season at Findlay Prep averaging 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. He received All-USA Boys Basketball Second-Team honors from USA Today High School Sports.
In the 2018-19 season, He joined Oregon as a freshman under head coach Dana Altman. Entering the season, he was considered one of the best prospects for the upcoming NBA draft, however, analysts described him as a polarizing prospect in the long-tern. He debuted with a double-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 23 minutes on November 6, 2018, against Portland State. Later, he recorded a season-high 32 points and 11 rebounds in an 89-84 defeat to Texas Southern.
On December 12, he injured his left foot after recording 20 points, 9 rebounds ad 4 blocks in a 66-54 victory against San Diego and stayed out the remaining part of the season. He declared for the NBA Draft following his freshman season. He was then projected as the third pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett prior to his season-ending injury.
Bol Bol Professional career
2019 to present
He was drafted by the Miami Heat with the 44th pick of the 2019 NBA draft. Originally, he was mentioned as a top 3-10 selection but slid in the draft until the second round. His draft rights were then exchanged to the Denver Nuggets for a 2022 second-round draft pick received from the Philadelphia 76ers. He signed a two-way contract with the Nuggets on September 6, 2019, sharing time with the Windy City Bulls. On November 20, he had his first double-double in the NBA G League, recording 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a 115-105 victory against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The Nuggets recalled him on November 24.
He finally made his NBA debut on August 1, 2020, in the 2020 NBA Bubble, recording 5 points and 4 rebounds in less than 11 minutes of play in a 125-105 defeat to the Miami Heat. Later, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons on January 10, 2022, in exchange for Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round draft pick through the Brooklyn Nets. On January 13, 2022, the trade was voided after he failed his physical.
National team career
Following taking part in training camp, he was a finalist to make the United States roster for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup. Despite this, he was later cut from the squad by head coach John Calipari. He then drew attention at the Nike Hoop Summit playing for the United States junior national select team in April 2018. In an 89-76 loss to Team World, which consisted of international players playing high school basketball in the United States, he recorded 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals.
Bol Bol Net Worth
South Sudanese-American professional basketball player, Bol plays in the NBA. He currently plays for the Denver Nuggets from 2019 to date. Annually, he receives an average salary of $2,109,696 and has garnered up a net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2021.