Bol Bol NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

 Height

 Weight

 From

 C  7-2  225 Oregon

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 11/16/99 7-8 NA  NA

Overview
The son of the late Manute Bol, Bol Bol is an insanely long and uniquely athletic player with very intriguing upside. He's filled out his frame over the past few seasons and is looking the part of an NBA lottery pick.

Strengths
Bol Bol has awesome height and length making him a force to be reckoned with in the paint. He should top out at well over 7 feet tall and maybe even reach the 7-7 height of his father Manute Bol.

He's a game-changer on the defensive end, swatting shots and altering every drive into the lane. He shows good awareness and decent timing as a shot blocker and does a good job of avoiding careless fouls.

He has surprising coordination and speed for a lanky youngster, and a developing offensive skill set. He can step out and shoot threes and has a nice release on his shot, which is nearly impossible to block due to his height. He handles the ball very well for a 7-2 player and has some SF skills. He can make plays in the open court, can find teammates off the bounce and can easily pass over defenders thanks to his height.

If he can continue to grow into his body and refine his skill set, he has a chance to be a really good NBA player.

Weaknesses
Bol is rail thin and needs to add a lot of muscle to hold his own at the top levels. He can get pushed out of the paint too easily and needs to do a better job of establishing and holding position in the lane.

He doesn't have great change of direction and kind of lumbers up and down the court.

Does he have the will to be great and a real love of the game?

Needs to develop his post game and not fall in love with the outside shot.

Comparisons
Reminds a little of Rik Smits or a poor man's Porzingis.

Projection: lottery pick in the 2019 or 2020 NBA Draft
Is this player under or overrated? Who are your comparisons for him?