Bol Bol is one of the most unique high school prospects in a long time.
Standing at 7-foot-3, he is an elite shot blocker and can shoot from the outside. For obvious reasons, he draws attention at every basketball tournament he attends.
On Sunday, his AAU team the Midwest Flight forfeited a game in which they were trailing by 10 with six minutes remaining.
After being whistled for their sixth technical foul of the game, the players proceeded to remove their jersey’s and shake hands with the other team.
Midwest Flight coach Monte Harrison was noticeably frustrated in the comments he made to the Wichita Eagle regarding the situation:
“We feel like it’s downright disrespectful the way the refs were treating us this week,” Midwest Flight coach Monte Harrison was quoted as saying. “This whole weekend we had referees coming up asking about (Bol) and it’s like they’re more worried about who he is then being professional and reffing the game,” Harrison said. “I know it’s exciting to see those type of players and we have some of the top kids in the country. But we didn’t bring our team down here just to be disrespected like that. We had the same thing happen to us last year.”
Bol Bol is the son of the tallest man to ever play in the NBA, Manute Bol. Bol Bol appears to be poised for a more successful NBA career. In the era of small ball, a player that has the size that Bol the younger has is becoming a rarity.