The REAL Reason Why Bol Bol Was DRAFTED In The Second Round (Ft. NBA Teams, Wingspan, & Height)

Jun 25, 2019
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Bol Bol was picked in the second round as the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA draft, but as a 7 footer who can shoot and handle the ball, why did Bol Bol get drafted in the second round. #NBA
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Bol Bol, the 7 foot 2 player from Oregon with a 7’ 8” wingspan. You heard me correctly, 7’ 2” with a 7’ 8” wingspan and he’s doing this. He’s a demigod. Before the draft, Shaq said that he would take Bol Bol over Zion as a player he would build around and ESPN had him as the number 5 pick after the first month of college basketball.
In order to first see why teams passed up on him, we have to first build his case, look at what makes him a good prospect, and then see what outweighed all that. Like I said Bol Bol is 7’ 2” and played in Oregon with a 9’ 7” standing reach. In his first and only college season, he averaged 21 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks off 56% shooting from the field and 52% from 3. A 7 footer shooting over 50% from 3. Bol Bol led all of college basketball in 3 point shooting percentage. Even if it’s with this form, he is making them at a ridiculous rate. Remember his dad Manute Bol, the 7’ 7” giant. He made 6 threes in a half with that form. Yeah, he had a stress fracture that sidelined him for the rest of the college season after he had surgery. He’s recovered 100% as of now. Even with that injury, all mock drafts and scouts had Bol Bol being drafted between 14 and 23 because there was much more upside than just a 3 and D big man. He was one of the 22 prospects invited to the green room in the NBA draft room with Zion, RJ, Ja, and the other high profile prospects.
Bol Bol can create his own shot. He has decent handles. If you look at his high school highlights and even some of his college highlights, you can see that he’s actually putting the ball on the floor. He’s pump faking and taking one dribble into a jumpshot or driving all the way to the paint. There’s great footplanting with that left foot, he’s keeping the ball low, and he accelerations by. It’s was a shooting guard or small forward would do but he did it as he 7’ 2” center. Bol Bol reminds me of another 7 footer, yet he doesn’t say he’s 7 feet and that’s Kevin Durant. Jxmyhighroller said the same thing in his video about Bol Bol and I feel the same way. Bol Bol’s handles are just something we haven’t seen by a guy at his size, and it stems from him dribbling the ball at a low point like a guard and then exploding back up to take advantage of his height, just like Durant does. Durant keeps the ball low to the ground and right before he’s about to shoot, he transfers the ball from low to high into his jumpshot.
Well even with all these moves, Bol Bol wasn’t a polished prospect, he was considered to be a project. Being 208 pounds as a 7 footer in high school and college is one thing but being 208 pounds in the NBA where there point guards with the same weight as him would make it a tough transition, similar to a guy like Porzingis who was criticized for his weight at 233 pounds. Knicks fans booed him for being as thin as a lampost. That weight along with that frame and height usually leads to injury concerns. Pair that with a stress fracture that was most likely due to his size and lottery teams were not going to take that big of a risk versus choosing a prospect with a more established floor.
Well these projections for Bol Bol didn’t take into what scouts thought about his intangibles. Trusted scouts stated that Bol Bol in high school lacked desire and motor. Those are things you can’t teach and with the project Bol Bol would be, you would need a guy that’s absolutely committed to working hard and have the desire to be an all-time great. Consider that his father Manute Bol was 200 pounds while being 7’ 7” and it might be really hard for Bol Bol to gain weight just like his father so he would need to work harder than most to gain any weight.
Also, most NBA teams didn’t have the luxury of a deep center rotation while already being a good team that allows them to experiment with Bol Bol and not matter necessarily if it doesn’t pan out. The Nuggets have Jokic and Mason Plumlee. Jokic is signed until 2023.
The Nuggets said that he was definitely much higher on their list than 44th. But when teams were faced with the choice of taking Bol Bol, the concerns won over the potential. I think the one thing that this draft gave Bol Bol no matter what was motivation. Even if he really was unmotivated or lacked motor, 29 other teams just gave him motivation to prove all of them wrong. I’ve been super excited for Bol Bol ever since I saw the high school footage of him just straight up dominating at that height with a smooth handle. I’m just waiting for the day that Bol Bol proves the haters wrong, but what do you think? Will Bol Bol be a star or a bust?

  • Will Bol Bol be a future star or bust? I'll be streaming tonight on Twitch 11:15 PM EST -

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      Vince Mark G. AquinoVince Mark G. Aquino2 months ago
    • Durant

      VTLaddVTLadd9 months ago
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      OneKing AJOneKing AJ10 months ago
    • You cant be a bust if u r picked in the second round just sayin

      HaZe _HaZe _10 months ago
    • Denver Nuggets are going to be dangerous for years to come and I pray to the basketball Gods that they bring their first NBA Championship Title back home to Colorado

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    Shingi NyabeziShingi Nyabezi3 months ago
  • If Zion is the next Lebron Then Bol bol is the next Durant

    BlankBlank3 months ago
  • Now everyone will regret that they didn't draft him

    BlankBlank3 months ago
  • Bol Durant here. Gotta love the first scrimmage of July Covid-19 Season, where Bol Bol is killing it in the Ballroom 😂

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    Michelangelo VecchioMichelangelo Vecchio5 months ago
  • I like Bol Bol a lot as a 7 foot center. I hope he proves everybody wrong. Bol Durant

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  • Mj is that you in the background without ur mic

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    EJ SurtinEJ Surtin6 months ago
  • Bol Bol will be a true star

    Leslie 23Leslie 237 months ago
  • It’s easy 1. Injuries 2. Worries of Future Injuries

    Aidan DeredAidan Dered8 months ago
  • Bol Bol goes on GSW back to back 3 pointers

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  • Bol Bol *filipinos incoming*

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  • Ny Knicks trade trier Morris for bol bol

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  • Did you know that "Bol bol" in Philippines is pubic hair? 😂

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  • His name is bolbolakadurant2.o

    Jinky ContrerasJinky Contreras9 months ago
  • Isk why ppl hate on him he has rly good movement for his size and that’s a good asset

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  • 7:52 man I don't respect that,imagine someone tells u the same way

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    Tillman HessTillman Hess9 months ago
  • Manute Bol would be very proud but wouldn’t like the draft pick

    Lonzo Fan #1Lonzo Fan #19 months ago
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    Laura SinaniLaura Sinani9 months ago
  • Bol Bol lookin depressed when he drafted

    papi crunchpapi crunch9 months ago
  • Bo durant

    nuclear powernuclear power9 months ago
  • Bust

    OctimisOctimis9 months ago
  • 7,2 with 7’8 wingspan what more can you greedy coaches possibly ask for I’m disappointed

    John AdamsJohn Adams9 months ago
  • *Hes A 98 ovr demigod glitcher* irl

    CxmpCxmp9 months ago
  • at least he averages 9.6 points his dad only averaged 3.6 per gamev

    Rose MasinguRose Masingu9 months ago
    • Games*

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  • Tacko fall vs bol bol

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  • the Filipinos are laughing rn

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  • 😂 That porzingis part 5:39

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    JustCallMeAquaJustCallMeAqua9 months ago
  • Hope he become a star but good chance he can be a bust since he is vulnerable to injury

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  • "He's a center and can do this" MJ2K "He's a demi-god" background

    RampageBHRampageBH9 months ago
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    Alfie PotterAlfie Potter10 months ago
  • Did he leave the nba

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  • Bol bol is scary good like he has one of the highest ceiling’s of anybody in the draft

    Xtra ChromesXtra Chromes10 months ago
  • imagine if he stayed with Miami lol

    Enzo LeeEnzo Lee10 months ago
    • Jeremiah nah i’m just saying imagine how good miami would be with him considering their coaching and team rn

      Enzo LeeEnzo Lee3 months ago
    • He was traded within seconds of the pick, it probably was a preconceived trade contingent on Bol Bol being available

      JeremiahJeremiah3 months ago
  • That "leave me alone" thing gets me every time xD

    RamusRamus10 months ago
  • wym the celtics got tacko fall

    Olutomiwa AjayiOlutomiwa Ajayi10 months ago
  • Bol bol is 7-3

    It's FolkIt's Folk10 months ago
  • Like if Bol will be a star...

    Cirineu Dias JrCirineu Dias Jr10 months ago
  • Bol bol is going to be a bust I’m calling it if I’m wrong in the future I’ll be happy but I feel like he’ll be a huge disappointment

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    Nathaniel CrummerNathaniel Crummer10 months ago
  • Bol Bol will be 7'8" or 7'9" in the future. His dad is 7'7"

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    • Panukorn Rojanasomsith what fuck na man

      Úlfur Númi BaldurssonÚlfur Númi Baldursson10 months ago
  • Easily play all 5 positions so imagine puting up against guards that are going to be 6'7 and up next few years. Great wingspan against the 4 and 5, that work on defense. But is slow, weighs under 240. Great potential for Denver roster as they uses the 2k system.

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  • Here in philippines, bolbol is pubic hair

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  • “He’s a stickman”

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  • bol bol is like if u used slider on durant on 2k 20 then lowered his weight, added 2/3 inches and lowered his ball handles

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  • In our country bolbol is pubic hair

    Brian SolisBrian Solis10 months ago
  • He got picked in the 2nd round because the chance he’ll hurt his leg again since he’s ya know a 7”2 DEMIGOD

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  • I forgot about this dude

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  • Bol Bol means Pubic Hair in Filipino like legitimately

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  • The disappointment on his face when he got drafted😂😂

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  • What if he's a star buck 😂😂

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