Manute Bol's Son Is a 6'5", 7th-Grade Maestro

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 9, 2012

Manute Bol remains one of the most beloved NBA players to have ever taken the court, and his legacy will live on in the sweet shot of his seventh-grade son. 

The 7'7" Manute Bol passed away back in 2010 at the age of 47 from acute kidney failure. He left behind great memories for fans and an indelible mark through his numerous charities. 

We now see a great deal of Bol in his son, Bol Bol. Yes, that is pretty much the best name in the history of people being named. 

Thanks to Yahoo! Sports for spotting this mixed tape of sorts for a seventh grader who has a silky-smooth jump shot from distance and is already 6'5" in stature. 

The video comes from a tournament held by Cross Roads Elite, an organization that claims to be "a middle school (6-8) exposure camp circuit scanning the country in search of emerging elite talent."

It's easy to see where the young Bol fits in as an early master of pretty much every aspect of the game. He looks like he has a handle on nearly every facet, controlling the ball very well and showing signs of a terrific shot from range. 

Yahoo! Sports reports: 

Naturally, critics will claim that the younger Bol will need to fill his rather substantial frame for him to be effective at the next level. Bol's defenders will surely point out that his father was plenty successful even with a lanky frame and Stretch Armstrong-like arms, traits that his son has already inherited.

As a seventh grader who is likely focused more on having fun than anything, time is very much on Bol's side. 

It's just nice to see something so familiar and yet so very new. There is a ton of promise in that young jumper, and we can't wait to see where he lands.

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