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Bol shows promise at Jayhawk Invitational

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Jayhawk Invitational kicked off Friday in suburban Kansas City. The event gave Rivals.com a first chance to get an extended look at highly touted freshman forward
Bol Bol and he showed plenty of promise on the event's opening night.
Bol long on potential
Pushing 6-foot-10, Roeland Park (Kan.) Bishop Miege freshman Bol Bol appears to be all arms and legs. The son of former NBA
player Manute Bol, the class of 2018 prospect took the floor with KC Run GMC's 15 and under squad and led them with 15 points as they mercy ruled an overmatched opponent.
Because of transfer rules -- Bol began his freshman year at Overland Park (Kans.) Blue Valley Northwest -- Bol spent most of his freshman season on the junior varsity squad at Miege. However, his skill level is far beyond the JV level and Bol moves very well in the open floor.
Though he is rail thin, Bol didn't have many issues around the basket on Friday night. He elevated quickly for dunks, used soft touch to finish off the glass and ran the floor extremely well. A good jump shooter with range, Bol also passes the ball very well and has a very good overall feel for the game.
What Bol needs right now is strength and a more consistent motor. He tends to float around at times and isn't yet an all out, all the time type of player. But, he is only a freshman and it doesn't take an expert to see that he has loads of potential if he can continue to develop physically and mentally throughout his high school years. He hasn't yet
received his first scholarship offer, but Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wake Forest have shown early interest.
Bradford picking up steam
The hunt is on for point guards in the class of 2016 and word on the street was that
Micah Bradford of Example Sports helped himself out during the month of April. He didn't have a huge scoring night on Friday, but Bradford showed some tools and potential.
A skinny 5-foot-11 floor general from Bradley (Ill.) Bourbonnais, Bradford looks to have a good handle, good quickness and good instincts for the position. He also wields a good looking jump shot and seems to be as comfortable looking for his own offense as he does in running the team and setting up those around him first.
He will need to hang some more weight and muscle on his skinny 150-pound frame before getting to college, but Bradford is attracting good interest. He listed scholarship offers from Illinois-Chicago, Chicago State and Bradley and mentioned that Loyola Chicago and Valparaiso have been tracking him closely.
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The Weathers brothers of JC Hoops enjoyed nice outings in and opening evening win. Both juniors at Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission North, Michael WeathersClick More Friday night notesHere to view this Link. is a 6-foot-1 point guard who can attack off the dribble while Marcus Weathers is a 6-foot-4 small forward who can play above the rim.
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He isn't yet the most polished low post player, but freshman Yor AneiClick A player that we'll look to get a much better look at over the course of the weekend is small forward Damien JeffersonClick It wasn't the best of nights for the Colorado Chaos in the 17U division as they were beaten pretty soundly by KC Run GMC, but they have a nice looking point guard prospect in 2017 floor general Colbey RossClick A lanky and quick ball handler, Michael went off for 31 points on Friday night and almost all of them came on attacks to the rim. He can get into the lane going right or left, draws a lot of fouls and is a slick finisher who has some nice scoring tools at his disposal. Stronger and bouncier, Marcus had a huge block where he chased an opponent down and pinned the ball to the backboard with two hands. He attacks strong on the offensive end.Here to view this Link.. A 5-foot-11 point with good quickness, good vision and some stop and go to his game, Ross picked up recent offers from RiceClick A lanky and quick ball handler, Michael went off for 31 points on Friday night and almost all of them came on attacks to the rim. He can get into the lane going right or left, draws a lot of fouls and is a slick finisher who has some nice scoring tools at his disposal. Stronger and bouncier, Marcus had a huge block where he chased an opponent down and pinned the ball to the backboard with two hands. He attacks strong on the offensive end.Here to view this Link., Weber State and Northern Colorado. On the way to Overland Park, Ross stopped off in Manhattan, Kan. to take and unofficial visit to Kansas StateClick A lanky and quick ball handler, Michael went off for 31 points on Friday night and almost all of them came on attacks to the rim. He can get into the lane going right or left, draws a lot of fouls and is a slick finisher who has some nice scoring tools at his disposal. Stronger and bouncier, Marcus had a huge block where he chased an opponent down and pinned the ball to the backboard with two hands. He attacks strong on the offensive end.Here to view this Link..Here to view this Link. of the SYF Players. The No. 119 player in the class of 2016, Jefferson passes the eye test with easy to see athleticism, 6-foot-6 size and long arms. He was a little sluggish early but showed some signs attacking along the baseline. He merits a much longer look during Saturday's action. Here to view this Link. plays with tremendous energy and athleticism. A product of Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission South who plays on the KC Run GMC 15U squad, Anei runs the floor, attacks the glass and closes out quickly to block shots. He had a nice dunk in traffic and has a good 6-foot-7 frame to build on down the road.
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