2019 NBA Draft: 8 Most Intriguing Players for Atlanta Hawks at Draft Combine

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Bol Bol

Bol Bol of Oregon might be the most tantalizing player in the 2019 NBA Draft class not named Zion Williamson. Though he only played 9 games with the Oregon Ducks, Bol left behind a legacy of nutso highlights that typify his immensely high ceiling:

Bol, the son of beloved NBA big man Manute Bol, has shuffled up and down draft boards and has fallen into the consensus as a late lottery pick – where the Atlanta Hawks might have a chance to draft him with the Mavericks pick (as the team did in our most recent full mock draft).

After suffering a navicular fracture in his foot, teams will definitely be concerned about a painfully thin big man like Bol’s NBA future, but the talent (and unteachable length) is definitely there.

Per KenPom, Bol produced some striking statistics in his lone college season. Again, through only 9 games, Bol produced a 116 offensive rating, a 63.2 percent true shooting percentage, a 61 percent effective field goal percentage, a 29.2 percent defensive rebound rate, a 52 percent clip from long range, a 75.7 percent clip from the free throw line and, most stunningly, an absurd 12.4 percent block rate.

If Bol’s medicals come back clean, and he shows out in the draft combine, his upside might send him shooting right back into the Top 5 if draft boards break the right way.