2019 NBA Draft: 12 Best Three-Point Shooters Atlanta Hawks Could Select

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Bol Bol

At one point considered a Top 5 talent in the 2019 NBA Draft, scouts and NBA draft pundits have soured a bit on Bol Bol of Oregon after he suffered a season-ending navicular fracture in his foot.

Bol is the son of NBA legend Manute Bol, who was among the tallest players to ever play in the NBA at 7-foot-7, and Bol definitely picked up his father’s genetics. Standing rail-thin but with a 7-foot-2 height and a 7-foot-8 wingspan, Bol is a legitimate rim-protecting force that also the talent to step out drill three-pointers at an impressive clip.

Though a skinny big man with lower body injuries is scary, the talent and upside is just too tantalizing for the Atlanta Hawks, who should definitely be pondering selecting Bol with the Mavericks pick if it doesn’t scoot into the Top 5 during the NBA Draft lottery.

Per College Basketball Reference though Bol only played 9 games with Oregon, he shot 13 of 25 from three (52%) and also finished 15th in the Pac-12 in blocks with 24. That’s rather impressive considering, again, he only played 9 games.

Because of his immense size, Bol is not just standing in the corner waiting for the ball to be kicked out to him. The majority of Bol’s attempts came above the break, per The Stepien’s shot chart tool, and further expanded upon that Bol went an astonishing 13 of 19 from NBA three-point range (an insane 68.4 percent).

If Bol’s medicals are clear and he is able to pack on some muscle, Atlanta Hawks GM Travis Schlenk will likely be extremely intrigued by Bol’s singular skill set.