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Five things to know about Nuggets draft pick Bol Bol

‘If Slenderman had a love child’: Bol Bol’s NBA Draft suit gives internet the creeps Nuggets pick up Bol in second round trade with Heat
Cary Erickson | 23 June, 2019, 19:43

That trend continued with their selection of Bol Bol with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

One tweeted: "How are teams sleeping on Bol Bol?!?!".

"Basically Red from "Us" and Slenderman had a love child," another comment read.

It was an uncomfortably long wait for the 7-foot-2 OR freshman as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver rattled off the names of Bol's peers and the green room emptied out.

On Thursday night at the 2019 National Basketball Association draft, the Nuggets traded into the second round to take Bol Bol, a 19-year-old center who went to the University of OR, with the 44th overall pick.

Projected first-round pick Bol Bol has vowed to "prove everyone wrong" after falling to No 44 in the 2019 NBA Draft.

One reason for Bol's fall could be because teams were questioning the 7-foot-2 center's health after he played just nine games for Oregon. "I'm coming back 100x harder & for all the people who doubt me and hate on me keep on doing it".

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An issue that Denver has become intimate with, Bol missed all but 9 games for the Oregon Ducks with a foot injury. At 7-foot-2, the Sudanese-American center also has displayed remarkable range as he shot 52 percent from 3-point range.

Bol Bol is the seventh draft pick during the Dana Altman era at Oregon.

"My biggest takeaway, I honestly don't know", said Bol, who spent the entire first round in the green room.

Leading up to the draft, there was a lot of chirping that made fans a bit nervous, especially Knicks' faithful who were anxious their favorite team was going to find a way to disappoint them. "The Nuggets were a very great team last season and I'm just very excited to be apart of the team".

"I think we focus on internal growth, focus on ourselves". "I can dribble well, can shoot from anywhere pretty well, and my passing is pretty good".

No matter what happens with Bol, he was well worth the risk that Denver took on draft night. Luckily for the Nuggets, they are in no rush and could follow the path they laid last season with Porter and Vanderbilt.