Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 | 1:40 p.m.
The Oregon Ducks entered the week with the top-rated recruiting class in program history.
But that effort went to a whole new level Monday morning with the commitment of five-star center Bol Bol.
Shortly thereafter, Oregon officially announced the signing of the 7-foot-2, 225-pound center, out of Findlay Prep in Henderson.
"We are really excited to welcome Bol Bol to our program," Oregon coach Dana Altman said in a news release. "Obviously he is a very unique player with a special basketball history and a great basketball family.
"Coach Tony Stubblefield developed a strong relationship with Bol and his mother and we are really looking forward to watch Bol develop both as a player and a person."
Bol, rated the nation's No. 2 prospect nationally by Scout and No. 3 talent by 247Sports, is projected as a top-five pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
Altman indicated Oregon's plan will be to prep him for life in the NBA — on and off the court.
"Our job is to get him here in the summer and help him grow as a person," he said. "Get him some communications classes, things that will help him; some finance classes that will help him. And then try to help him as a player."
Here is Bol's player bio:
Bol Bol, C, 7-2, Kansas City, Mo. (Findlay Prep)
Five-star recruit with a scout grade of 95 according to ESPN ... Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the nation by 247Sport.com's composite rating ... Ranked fourth in ESPN's top 100 for the class of 2018 ... Listed as the No. 1 center in the nation by both ESPN and 247Sports.com ... Participant in the 2017 USA Men's Junior National Team minicamp in October ... One of 16 finalists for the 2017 Men's U19 World Cup Team ... Played for Cal Supreme on the 2017 Nike EYBL circuit averaging 24.1 points, 10 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game ... Earned MVP honors for the Nike EYBL regular season by D1 Circuit ... Spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kan., before transferring to Mater Dei High School ... Earned class 4A-I first-team honors as a sophomore at Bishop Miege ... Led Bishop Miege to a 22-win season and a class 4A-Division I state championship as a sophomore ... Averaged 16.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game for Mater Dei as a junior ... Led Mater Dei to a 33-win season as well as a CIF runner-up finish ... Will complete his senior year of high school at Findlay Prep in Las Vegas ... Mother is Ajoke Deng ... Father is the late Manute Bol, the former NBA center who played with the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers, among other teams.