McPherson High boys basketball coach Kurt Kinnamon will have about 6 feet and 11 inches less to worry about when the Bullpups host defending state champion Bishop Miege on Dec. 9.
According to The Kansas City Star, 6-11 junior standout Bol Bol has transferred after two years at the school. He had a big hand in the Stags rallying in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bullpups 69-59 in last year’s state title game.
Miege coach Rick Zych confirmed Bol’s leaving to The Star.
Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, who was 7-7 and played in the NBA, most notably with Washington. Despite his height, the elder Bol enjoyed shooting 3-pointers as he didn’t have the bulk to go up against NBA centers.
The younger Bol also is on the lean side, maybe 200 pounds. He hit a clutch 3-pointer that actually was the backbreaker against the Bullpups in the state title game.
According to The Star, the 5-star recruit may surface at the legendary Mater Dei High School in California. The Star also reported that Bol has been offered by KU, Creighton, New Mexico State and St. John’s.
The Stags are still plenty loaded, as 6-8 sophomore Jeremiah Robinson-Earl could very well be the best player in Kansas. Also back are 5-11 point guard Semaj Ray, 6-6 Joshua Early, 6-5 Joseph Gleason and 6-6 Francisco Badocchi, a talented swingman who didn’t play against MHS last year after suffering a knee injury in the state semifinals.