Bol Bol Rumors
Twenty years ago, political activist, humanitarian and former NBA center Manute Bol was accused of being an American spy and was blocked by his native Sudanese government from escaping to the United States. Four years later, the 7-foot-6-inch Bol and his family, which included his young son Bol Bol, moved to America as designated political refugees. Bol said his father cared more about others than he did himself.
“He did a lot of great things on the court, but most people remember him because of what he did off of it helping schools and building hospitals. He did some really good things back home,” Bol said. “I am probably most proud of what he did helping my family and everything he did in Africa. It’s probably the best thing he did.”
It appears that Bol’s road to the NBA could be much easier than his father’s. Like his father, he hopes to make a name for himself off the hardwood, too. “When I can go back [to Sudan], I definitely will,” Bol said. “Later on, I plan on going back and finishing everything he started. But that is later in the future. It is where I was born. So, I have to go back and visit.
Bol’s son, 7-foot-2 Bol Bol, signed a National Letter of Intent with Oregon on Monday, giving the Ducks the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to 247Sports.com. According to Wikipedia, Bol Bol was born Nov. 16, 1999 in the Sudan, when his father was supposedly 37. But Mackey says Bol was probably much older and could have been in his 40s or even 50s when he played in the NBA.
22 Jul 17
The sons of Shaquille O’Neal and Manute Bol are playing together on the AAU circuit with Cal Supreme in the EYBL. Shareef O’Neal, a 6-9 power forward from Crossroads School (Santa Monica, Calif.), and Bol Bol, a 7-footer from Mater Dei (Santa Ana) are already showing signs of what the teams on the circuit might have to deal with.
This is the son of the late Manute Bol, 15-year-old Bol Bol, who looks really, really good at basketball. The kid can dribble, he’s got a weird 3-point shot that he can get off because he’s a foot taller than everyone else, and he doesn’t look afraid to go to the hoop.