Bol Bak to join Mading at St Anthony High School (NJ)
Another Sudanese-Australian athlete will be taking his talents to St Anthony High School in New Jersey, with 6'3 guard Bol Bak expected to join the program for the upcoming season.
Born in South Sudan, before moving to Melbourne, Australia, Bak is one of the country's most intriguing prospects for the class of 2017.
Bak continues the trend of Australian athletes moving to the United States to play high school basketball. When pressed about why he made the decision, his answer was blunt.
The reason why I chose to go to the states is so I can continue playing basketball and make it to the NBA.
The news of Bak joining St Anthony's program comes just a few days after we announced that fellow 2017 product Daniel Mading, will be transferring to the school. Word is that Bak was recommended to St Anthony by Mading's AAU coaches, and the option to join the elite program was too good to turn down.
Also joining Bak at St Anthony is Marial Mading, a 6'4 point guard in the class of 2019 and the younger brother of Daniel. They'll have the unique opportunity to play under veteran coach Bob Hurley – a 27-time state champion and 3-time USA Today National Coach of the year.
With Bak's college recruitment still in its early stages - receiving interest from Boise St and Tennessee - he hopes to use this opportunity to gain a coveted Division 1 scholarship.
My goal after high school is to get a D1 scholarship to any college that's willing to take me a board to their program, and [eventually] play in the NBA.
Bak is expected to arrive in the US in a few weeks.
Check out Bak's impressive mixtape, below.