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IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2024 names to know — 7-foot-2 center John Bol

Indiana will need a rim protector down the road, and there won’t be many with greater length than John Bol.

The 7-foot-2 Bol has a 7-foot-9 wingspan, and his fast emerging game has generated significant national interest this spring.

Nick Baumgart first reported IU’s early involvement with the class of 2024 prospect this week, and a Saturday report by Rivals’ national reporter Travis Graf also indicated Indiana is one of the schools taking a look.

As we understand it, IU assistant coach Brian Walsh had a conversation this week and wants Bol to come to Bloomington for a visit.

Originally from South Sudan, Bol has only been in the United States for just over a year, and he has only being playing basketball for just over three years.  But his rapid development to this point, and his ceiling, are undeniable.

There is a loose connection to the state of Indiana, as Bol’s guardian Marcus Wilson grew up in South Bend and played college basketball at Evansville.

Bol attends Christian Brothers College H.S. in St. Louis, and he is playing up a year with the 17u Mokan Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit.  According to MaxPreps he averaged 10.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game as a sophomore while breaking the school’s single season blocks record.

So far he has offers from Michigan, Illinois, Kansas State, Missouri, Butler, Clemson and Saint Louis, with interest from many more programs.

Bol is not related to famous 7-foot-6 former NBA player Manute Bol.

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