There are quite a few budding young stars playing for the Orlando Magic.
But what about Bol Bol?
The big man doesn’t get talked about much in the regular season but he’s been a Summer League favorite and is now starting to make noise in the preseason too.
Look at Bol Bol 👀
9 PTS, 9 REB, 2 STL, 1 3PT, 1 BLK in 20 MINSpic.twitter.com/nnuINtQaiJ
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 12, 2022
The other night, Bol had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 three-point shot, and 1 block in just 20 minutes of play.
The 7-foot-2 athlete was all over the court and looked and played like a man with a fire in his belly and a desire to win.
Have the Magic just found a new secret weapon?
Bol Bouncing Around
Bol got his start in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and was primarily wanted for his large size and his ability to block shots.
But the Nuggets ran out of interest in Bol, especially after injuries, and he began to move around the league.
Some people weren’t even sure if he’d find a new spot in the NBA and there were expectations that he could head to China or play in an overseas market.
But he wound up in Orlando and he’s obviously trying to prove himself to his new team.
Bol is certainly a very interesting type of player.
He is obviously much taller than almost everyone else on the court and you’d think he’d only be good for blocking and rebounds.
But Bol is showing that he’s attempting to expand his abilities.
It remains to be seen how long this resurgence lasts.
It also remains to be seen if he even gets minutes when the regular season starts.
But Bol is playing for a team that needs help and can take some risks on young stars with something to prove.
That bodes well for his future.