In college basketball, one player can carry a team all the way through March Madness. The only problem with that strategy is if the player goes down, the team is usually left with no real answer.
The Oregon Ducks will now have to search their roster for a solution to that problem. Reports have recently surfaced noting that star freshman center Bol Bol's injured left foot will likely keep him out for the rest of the season.
According to multiple sources, Oregon and Bol Bol fear his left foot injury is going to be season-ending and the 7-foot-2 center has likely played his last game for the Ducks this season. https://t.co/uoehQheXxO— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) January 3, 2019
He won't even get to contribute to Pac-12 play.
Bol's injury will end what was an extremely promising year for the freshman. Bol was averaging 21 points per game and served as a dominant rim protector, swatting away 2.7 blocks per game.
Bol's injury will likely negatively impact his draft
Potential Pac-12 POY and FOY. Wonder how this will impact his draft stock. Bol was a top 5 pick before the injury. https://t.co/UTrjDuseZO— Justin Spears (@JustinESports) January 3, 2019
Bol's ability to shoot three-pointers, even at his impressive size, is what makes him a special draft prospect. During his time at Oregon, Bol averaged 53 percent shooting from behind the arc. If his foot is able to fully heal before the draft, Bol will be a highly-sought after prospect.