Chol Marial, 7'2" eighth-grader, is tearing up high school basketball
Meet Chol Marial. He’s a 7'2", 14-year-old eighth grader playing on the high school basketball team for West Oaks in Orlando, Fla.
Some places have him listed at 7'3", but MaxPreps.com has him at 7'2" on their West Oaks roster page. Regardless, one thing is clear—the 175-pound Marial is not only way bigger than his competition, he‘s also pretty skilled.
A look at his highlight tape from TakeMyTalent.com shows a solid jumper, between-the-legs dunks, quite a few blocked shots and even some deft passes.
The most memorable clip might be the first one in the video–the jump ball where his opponent really doesn't even try. Not that we can blame him, of course.
He’ll be in the class of 2019 assuming he pursues college basketball, so his Rivals.com page might be one for the bookmarks.
- Mike Fiammetta