Basketball

Bol Bol, PJ Fuller leave Mater Dei basketball

Bol Bol Mater Dei

by STEVE FRYER, OC Register

Bol Bol, a 7-foot-3 center who is among the top recruits in the nation, has withdrawn from Mater Dei with the intention of transferring to Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nev., Monarchs basketball coach Gary McKnight confirmed Friday night.

McKnight also confirmed that another top prospect on the team, shooting guard PJ Fuller, has moved back to Seattle.

McKnight said both moves were made for family reasons.

Bishop Montgomery's Ethan Thompson (5), left, sails by Mater Dei's Bol Bol (1), right, on a slam dunk during Saturday's CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball Open Division Final between Bishop Montgomery and Mater Dei at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Daily Breeze)
Bishop Montgomery’s Ethan Thompson (5), left, sails by Mater Dei’s Bol Bol (1), right, on a slam dunk during Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Boys Basketball Open Division Final between Bishop Montgomery and Mater Dei at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Photo by Mark Dustin for the Daily Breeze)

Bol received scholarship offers from every college that felt it had a chance to sign him. He had narrowed his choices to Oregon and Kentucky.

Bol transferred to Mater Dei early last season from Bishop Miege in Kansas. He averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks a game.

Fuller is a highly-recruited junior with offers from Arizona State, Cal, Washington and many others. He transferred to Mater Dei from Nathan Hale of Seattle during the summer.