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Former Duck Bol Bol Shines in Nuggets Debut

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Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol recorded a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots Wednesday during an 89-82 scrimmage victory over the Washington Wizards.

With just eight healthy players available to play, the former Duck earned the start in the Nuggets’ first scrimmage game ahead to the season restart. Bol logged 32 minutes in the exhibition game and showed little rust throughout his time on the floor.

Bol finished by shooting 6-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-8 from 3-point range. His first bucket came off of a pass from Nikola Jokic, who began the game as the team’s point guard. A few plays later, Bol blocked a shot, drove the ball up the floor and drained a 3-pointer.

Bol, who is signed to a two-way contract, has not yet played in an official game with the Nuggets this season but has been practicing with the team ahead of the season restart this month. He has looked sharp in practice and has shown no signs of any lingering foot injury issues that derailed his lone season in Eugene.

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