Oregon's Bol Bol Confirms Season-Ending Foot Injury; Will Begin NBA Draft Prep

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Bol Bol #1 of the Oregon Ducks reacts to a call in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2018 in New York City.The Oregon Ducks defeated the Syracuse Orange 80-65. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Oregon star Bol Bol has announced his collegiate career is over in an Instagram post.

The big man wrote Thursday:

"Playing for my dream school under my favorite Coach Altman has been the Best part of my life and sadly it has come to end sooner than I would Like but thank you for all those who rocking with me & all Oregon fans. I’m coming back 100x harder & for all the people who doubt me and hate on me keep on doing it #goducks."

Per 247Sports' Matt Prehm, one source said Bol's injury is a stress fracture and his recovery timetable would have kept him out for the remainder of the regular season and, if Oregon advances, NCAA tournament.

Bol will start rehabbing in preparation of the 2019 NBA draft, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

He's expected to be one of the top picks in this year's NBA draft. B/R's Jonathan Wasserman has the seven-footer going No. 6 overall to the Washington Wizards in his most recent mock draft. 

Bol hasn't played since Dec. 12 against San Diego when he scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 33 minutes. The 19-year-old led the Ducks with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and a 52 percent success rate from three-point range. 

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