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Bol Bol expected to sign a 2-way contract with Denver

Second-round draft pick Bol Bol is expected to sign a two-way deal with the Denver Nuggets, according to a report from Harrison Wind of BSN Denver.

The Miami Heat selected Bol with the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, then later traded him to the Nuggets. If Denver is able to secure his services on a two-way contract, the team would have one roster spot open.

Bol was the subject of a lot of hype heading into this year’s draft. At 7-2, the Sudanese-American is one of the taller prospect the NBA has seen in a while (7-8 wingspan). The 19-year-old is the son of NBA legend Manute Bol, who was one of the three tallest players in the history of the league.

Bol Bol played one season of collegiate hoops at the University of Oregon, debuting with a double-double against Portland State (12 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 23 minutes). It quickly became evident that he was a solid player, but a foot injury in December left him out of commission for the remainder of that campaign.

In his nine appearances with the Ducks, Bol racked up averages of 21.0 points on 56.1 percent shooting from the field (52.0 percent from beyond the arc), 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 2.7 blocks and just under one steal (0.8) in 29.8 minutes per outing.

The Nuggets ruled Bol Bol out of this year’s Summer League tournament as a precautionary measure. At this point, it’s not clear if he will be ready for the start of training camp. He could be in line for a “redshirt season,” so to speak.