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Manute Bol

1985

Manute Bol, who passed away in 2010 from acute kidney failure, would have celebrated his 50th birthday on Tuesday. The 7-foot-7 center was a favorite among fans and players during his 10-year career. After retiring, Bol dedicated his time to helping out with humanitarian efforts in his native Sudan. As basketball fans remember Bol, SI looks back at his life on and off the court.

After arriving in America, Bol briefly attended Cleveland State before transferring to the University of Bridgeport. During his one season with the Division II Purple Knights, Bol averaged 22.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 7.5 blocked shots per game.

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