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College basketball recruiting: Bol Bol plans to visit Arizona, Kentucky, and Oregon

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The 7-foot-2 center just brought home the Nike EYBL MVP award

2017 CIF Southern Section Boys Open Division Championship Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images

Despite already standing at 7-foot-2, Bol Bol is still growing, and coaches across the country are lining up to sign him.

But most of them are on the outside looking in.

Bol, the top ranked center in 2018 and the son of former NBA giant Manute Bol, told FanRag Sports that he plans on visiting the Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, and Oregon Ducks once he returns from Nike Peach Jam.

Bol also listed USC as a school involved, but didn’t necessarily say he would take a visit there.

“I’m going to probably start taking visits after the Nike Peach Jam,” Bol told Adam Zagoria of FanRag Sports. “I haven’t set up the rest of my visits yet. I think I’ll take at least three [visits], I don’t know about five.”

The Mater Dei (Calif.) product is riding high after an impressive Nike EYBL summer that landed him the MVP award.

Bol averaged 24.1 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 66 percent from the field and an eye-opening 49 percent from 3.

With Shareef O’Neal as Bol’s teammate on AAU squad Cal Supreme Elite, Arizona is pursuing the highly-skilled player from all angles, and Bol said he “keeps in good touch” with the Arizona coaching staff.

Usually, Arizona would have a player like Bol visit for an event like the Red-Blue game in late October when few schools can rival the McKale Center atmosphere, but the staff seems intent on getting players on campus sooner rather than later as we’ve seen with Jahvon Quinerly and Bagley’s upcoming August visit.


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