If you are a fan of basketball, you may have heard of Manute Bol, one of the tallest players in NBA history, who was known for his shot-blocking skills and humanitarian work. You may also have heard of Bol Bol, his son, who is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns and has a similar height and build. But what about John Bol, another basketball player who shares the same surname? Is he related to Manute Bol and Bol Bol? Here is what we found out.
Who is John Bol?
John Bol is a 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) forward who played college basketball for Southern Utah University from 2014 to 2018. He averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his senior season and was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team
John Bol was born in Sudan, but moved to the United States as a child with his family. He attended high school in Arizona, where he played basketball and volleyball. He also participated in track and field, where he excelled in high jump and long jump
John Bol is not related to Manute Bol and Bol Bol by blood, but he considers them as his family. According to an interview he gave in 2018, John Bol met Manute Bol when he was 10 years old, after his father died in a car accident. Manute Bol took him under his wing and mentored him in basketball and life. He also introduced him to his son, Bol Bol, who became his best friend and brother
John Bol said that Manute Bol taught him how to be humble, respectful, and generous. He also said that he learned a lot from watching Manute Bol play in the NBA and from hearing his stories about Sudan and his humanitarian efforts. John Bol said that he considers Manute Bol as his father figure and that he still keeps in touch with Bol Bol and the rest of the family
What are John Bol’s plans for the future?
John Bol graduated from Southern Utah University in 2018 with a degree in communication. He said that he hopes to play professional basketball overseas or in the NBA G League. He also said that he wants to follow Manute Bol’s footsteps and help his people in Sudan by raising awareness and funds for education, health care, and peace
John Bol said that he is proud of his Sudanese heritage and that he wants to inspire other young Sudanese-Americans to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on the world. He said that he is grateful for the opportunities he has received in the United States and that he wants to give back to his community