Thursday, January 3, 2013

Closer Look at Joel Bolomboy

I have written a bit about Joel Bolomboy for Weber State, both on this blog and on twitter. He is one of my favorite players in the Big Sky, as he has athletic ability that is rarely seen at this level, which he uses to be an excellent rebounder, shot blocker, and dunker.

Roy Burton of the Standard-Examiner takes a closer look at him:

“He’s got worlds of potential,” Weber State coach Randy Rahe says, “and it could be a lot of fun for him and what he could become. A lot of it is going to be based on how hard he works and how good he wants to be, but Joel is one of those kids that wants to be good.

“He’s got the potential to be a special player for us down the road once he gets a little stronger and everything starts to fall in place for him.”
He is already a pretty darn good player, as some stats from later in Burton's article show:

In 22.1 minutes per game off the bench, Bolomboy averages 7.9 points per game, is second in the Big Sky Conference in rebounding at 8.4 boards per game despite playing 12.5 fewer minutes per game than the league leader. He is also second in the league in field goal percentage (.638) behind teammate Frank Otis and sixth in blocked shots (1.5 bpg).
He will be very fun to watch over the next four years, especially for Weber State fans.

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  1. Jon, do you think Bolomboy has any chance of challenging DeWayne Russell or Venkyfor Jois for Freshman of the Year? This appears to be a good looking freshman class.

  2. Absolutely, depending on playing time. He hasn't gotten as many minutes as those two.. but if he does, he will have a chance. He is a pretty special talent. And I definitely agree, lots of early impact players in this class!