Bol Bol, a 5-star center and the highest ranked commit in the history of Oregon basketball, said he plans on jumping to the NBA after one season in Eugene but is not considering skipping college to enter the G-League.
Bol’s plan is to enroll at Oregon for summer school in June and enter the NBA draft prior the start of Oregon’s 2019 spring term.
“That’s my plan,” Bol said of entering the 2019 draft, per Steve Mims of The Register-Guard.
Bol is playing for Team USA in the Nike Hoop Summit with Darius Bazley, a 6-9 forward from Cincinnati, who committed to Syracuse before deciding he would turn pro to play in the G-League before entering the 2019 draft.
Bol told reporters he is not considering that option.
“I think I need the year of college to develop physically,” Bol said, per Mims. “I’m not completely there with how strong I can be. Oregon will help me in the weight room.”
The 7-foot-2 center averaged 20.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks as a senior at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. As for his goals in Eugene, he wants to prepare himself for the NBA and help the Ducks win a title.
“I just want to get better as an all-around player and as a team, hopefully win a championship,” Bol said.
Oregon fans can get their first live look at Bol when he plays for Team USA in the Nike Hoop Summit Friday night at Moda Center Portland. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2.