USA BBall: No. 3 Bol Bol down to a pair
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Last weekend, 2018's No. 3 ranked player Bol Bol took his first official visit to Oregon. He'll only take one more and is now down to the Ducks and Kentucky.
At the USA Basketball Developmental Camp, the 7-foot-2 senior from California said that he's cut Arizona, UCLA and USC from consideration.
"My Oregon visit was really good and I know it was just my first official but I loved it there," said Bol. "Kentucky, the way that the staff talks to me about getting prepared for the NBA and the long run, John Calipari is a great coach."
More specifically, Bol was impressed with the way Dana Altman runs his program and the facilities in Eugene caught his attention.
"The team and how the coaches run them," said Bol when asked what stood out during his Oregon visit. "They have all of the facilities, workout equipment, gyms and everything. It's crazy."
Next weekend, Bol will head to Lexington to visit John Calipari and the Wildcats. Coach Cal holds the distinction of being the only coach to cut Bol from a team when he didn't make the cut for last summer's U19 National Team. There are no hard feelings from that and Bol has used it for motivation.
"I'm not holding that against (Calipari), I'm not like that," said Bol. "I don't know what I did wrong in the tryouts, but it's just motivated me to play even harder."
Headed into the Kentucky visit, Bol says he's most interested in roster makeup.
"I'm not really sure if there's one thing I'm looking for," said Bol. "I do want to ask about who will be there and how I would fit in there system and stuff like that."
Now that he's down to two schools, Bol appears to be in line to make an early decision. However, he said he's not yet sure on exactly when he will decide. For now he's working on having a big weekend in Colorado Springs and continuing to take the steps to unlock his vast potential.
"I think my attitude has been much better," said Bol. "I've been listening more to people and playing harder and also doing better in school and everything is better because of that."