Manute Bol: Who was Bol Bol’s father?

At Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn, one of the prospects who didn’t hear his name called quite as often as he might have expected was Bol Bol.

The Oregon University standout has some concerns regarding medical history but still ended up becoming a second-round selection. His father was Manute Bol, a former NBA star himself.

Manute Bol, former NBA star

Manute Bol death

Manute Bol passed away on June 19, 2010 at the age of 47. He died from acute kidney failure and complications related to Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Sadly, he didn’t get to see his son drafted into the NBA. However, Bol Bol will attempt to bring his skills and build upon his father’s legacy.

Bol Bol drafted by Miami Heat, traded

Manute Bol’s son Bol Bol was drafted at No. 44 by the Miami Heat on Thursday night. However, he won’t be calling South Beach home it appears. Instead, a Draft Day trade sent Bol Bol to the Denver Nuggets, per ESPN. He was amongst the prospects who were in attendance for the draft in Brooklyn and waited it out.

Based on medical history, a lot of teams chose to pass on the 7-foot-2 Oregon center. It’s still unknown what was in the medical history that made teams skeptical of his value in the NBA.

The Nuggets may have to wait it out before they see his full returns too. He joins last year’s pick Michael Porter Jr., who hasn’t played for the Denver Nuggets yet due to medical history.

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