You’re probably not old enough to remember Manute Bol actually playing in NBA games. The 7-foot-7 Sudanese shot-blocker played in the NBA for 10 seasons and was primarily known as the tallest player in the NBA, despite a rail-thin physique that threatened to snap every time he banged on the block. But he was also a pretty decent outside shooter, and even dropped in six three-pointers in the second half of a game against the Suns in 1993. While Manute died in 2010, his son, Bol Bol is carrying on his father’s legacy as sneaky-talented beanpoles.
Bol Bol is 6-foot-11. He’s also not graduating from high school until 2018. So, why are we all salivating over a 15-year-old? It’s not just the height. Despite legs that remind most of us of his father, he’s about as light on his feet as most guards his age. Witness this dribble spin move when a defender tried to blockade his transition.