Former Bishop Miege player Bol Bol has announced the next stop of his basketball career: Oregon.
The five-star recruit announced his commitment to the Ducks, who beat Kansas in the Elite Eight in March, in a piece for The Players’ Tribune on Monday. He had offers from 11 Division I programs.
Bol is the top-ranked center and third-best player in the nation, according to 247Sports.
“It came down to Oregon and Kentucky — which is kind of funny that it was those two schools. Because when I was a kid, after my family moved to Kansas, everyone on my AAU teams and school teams was a Jayhawks fan,” Bol wrote. “As someone who likes to do his own thing — and yeah, troll a little bit — I always rooted for Kentucky. In Kansas, cheering for the Wildcats is like against the law.”
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Bol, the son of former NBA center Manute Bol, moved to Olathe as a child. He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Miege, won a Class 4A Division I title and spent time on the AAU circuit with KC Run GMC. He received scholarship offers from Kansas and Creighton, among others, before he left Miege last fall.
Bol Bol, a 7-foot-1 center, played his junior year at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., and reached California’s Open Division Southern Regional final.
Instead of going back for another shot at the title, Bol transferred again. He’ll play his senior season at Findlay Prep in Nevada, a move announced in early November.