How Tall Is Nuggets’ Bol Bol? His Age, Bio, Family & Facts, Siblings

Published Date: 24 Jul, 2020 Updated date: 24 Jul, 2020 By Lucifer

Bol Bol is one of the top three tallest players in his Basketball history. Standing 7 feet 2 inches tall, the Bleacher Report back on 4 March 2015 compared him to a taller Kevin Durant.

The Sudanese born US professional Basketball player, Bol Bol plays for NBA team Denver Nuggets. He became one of the top prospects of the 2019 NBA draft when the Miami Heat selected him as the 44th overall pick.

Bol Bol Bio & Family; How Tall Is He?

The Basketball prodigy was born as Bol Munte Bol on 16 November 1999 in Khartoum, Sudan. Talking about his family, his father is Ajok Kuag and former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Manute Bol as their first child. He is one of the ten children in the family. He has three brothers and a sister and other half-siblings from his father’s first marriage. One of his brothers, Madut, played for Southern University.

His family was accused of being an American spy during the Second Sudanese Civil War in 1998. Three years later, the family migrated to Cairo, Egypt, with many months struggling through visa problems despite some American friends acquiring their tickets.

At age seven, he moved to Olathe, Kansas, a city with a large South Sudanese population. The player is 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 m) tall in height and 99.8 kg body weight. 

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High School, College & Career Details!

As a freshman, Bol went to Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. However, he later chose Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kansas to continue his freshman season. While he was age 14 standing 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) tall, he was forced to remain at the junior varsity level until February 2015 because of transfer rules.

During his sophomore season, he became the recipient as one of the top players in the class of 2018 by recruiting service 247Sports. Back in November 2016, he decided to transfer from Bishop Miege to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California for his junior year. His debut was on 24 January 2017, recording 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks to coast past Orange Lutheran High School. During the year-end, he transferred to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, and finished his senior season at Findlay Prep averaging 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. 

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After high school, he joined Oregon to commence his college freshman 2018-2019 season. Arguable also became one of the top prospects of the upcoming NBA draft. One of his playing highlights against Portland State during debut was a double-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 23 minutes on 6 November 2018. A year later, he became the 44th pick during the 2019 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.

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However, he was then traded to Denver Nuggets when he signed a two-way contract on 6 September 2019. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Bol Bol

  • Bol was named after his late great-grandfather and Dinka chief Bol Chol Bol.
  • In 2001, his family moved to Connecticut as designated political refugees when he was.
  • From the age of four, his father started him to encourage playing Basketball. 
  • He has over 940K Instagram followers.
  • For the National team, he represented the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup.
  • His mother is his father’s second wife.
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