Manute Bol a native of Sudan, lived in West Hartford from 2002-07. Bol had played 10 seasons in the NBA with the Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. Standing 7-foot-7 Bol is considered one of the best shot blockers in NBA history. Here Bol is pictured at St. Brigid's School,in West Hartford in 2002. Bol died in 2010 died from acute kidney failure and complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
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