How tall was Manute Bol

Manute Bol's Height

7ft 6 ¾ (230.5 cm)

Sudanese-born American basketball player. One of the tallest men to ever play in the NBA, he was measured by Guinness Book of Records at just under 7ft 7 inches. His inseam was 49 inches and he had a wingspan of 8ft and 6 inches. In a 1986 article it also mentioned "He now carries 208 pounds on his 7-6¾ frame"
'How tall are you?' is one of the most frequently asked questions.
'I tell them I'm 5-7'.

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Average Guess (68 Votes)
7ft 7.02in (231.2cm)
Vmpwm said on 4/May/23
Joanis said on 1/Jan/23
He surely was 231-232cm for sure
Daniel Lee 173 cm said on 17/Nov/22
DraftExpress was nearer to the truth, 7'6.25" at noon.
FriedChicken said on 27/May/22
Being only 200 and some pounds at nearly 7 ft 7 is extremely underweight. He gets out muscled easily and wasn't very good on offense. Maybe adding another 100 pounds would've helped him a bit on the court.
Caleb 178.8cm said on 16/Apr/22
I think this guy would come up to the bottom of Robert Wadlow's neck...
Canson said on 3/Jun/21
I’d have given him 7’6.5
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Dec/20
7'10"? Geez
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Dec/20
6ft8 father, 6ft10 mother, 6ft8 sister and 7ft10 great grandfather!
J2Frenzy said on 20/Nov/20
Very light for 7’7 isn’t he? I weigh the same as him and I’m 1’5 shorter
Andy5'91/2 said on 4/Jun/20
I think a clean 7’7 but maybe on the weaker end i could see 7’6 7/8 but i believe his current listing would be his before bed height
Dream said on 3/May/20
I can’t see the posture on feet, but he looked visibly taller than Shawn Bradley.

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Alex Katch said on 9/Jan/20
Manute Bol's mother was 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), his father was 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), and his sister is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), his son is 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) now, and his great-grandfather was even taller 7 ft 10 in (2.39 m)
Alex Katch said on 8/Jan/20
Manute bol was from dinka tribe who have average height 6ft 4in 193cm for men and 5ft 11in 180cm for women!!!
Basketball fan said on 2/Jan/20
Manute Bol - 7’6.75”
Alex Katch said on 15/Dec/19
7' 6½" John Paul Ofwono (Uganda)
7' 6" Rayford Johnson (United States)
viper said on 5/Dec/19
I don't know about a 2 inch shrinkage.

Maybe 1.5
Canson said on 3/Dec/19
@Shane: I agree with Rob. 2” easily. I’d guess him as a solid 7’6 afternoon height as he was listed at 7’6 in the NBA too
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Nov/19
7'6 1/2 and he only wear US size 16 1/2 shoes. I think Shaq shoe size 22 should swap with Manute Bol.
Shane Gray said on 18/Aug/19
Canson, Rob or whoever, I wonder how much height a 7'7" guy could lose from out of bed to end of a night game or night workout? I would guess 2+ inches is very possible!
Editor Rob
That's something that would be very interesting to measure and find out exactly how much a person 7 and a half foot shrinks. You'd think 2 range is very likely from morning to night.
Lell said on 12/Jul/19
Hey Rob, his son Bol Bol just got drafted into the NBA and he is starting to gather some fame. Would you mind making a page for him too? At some pages he is listed at 7'3" but mostly he is listed at 7'2".
Daycringeothon said on 6/May/19
Bol’s reach was measured at 8’4” 2.54 Meter. not sure if NBA did the measurement or if it was Guinness. Muresan has a 7’10.5” 2.40 Meter reach. Bol had a freakishly long reach.
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
7’6.5 tops not as tall as Muresan
Canson said on 22/Feb/18
@Mike: I’ve met Mursean before and while I tried to size him up I was unsuccessful due to the significant difference and very few to compare him to. I’ve also met Muggsy and was able to tell looking at him that he’s likely about 5’2 range as I have shorter females that I have known and he looked their height in person
star69 said on 21/Feb/18
Logan said on 12/Jun/17
He is 7,7 no way he is even an mm under but he only weighs 220 lbs but he is 7,7

Did you measure him? GBW measured him at 7'6 3/4.
Anonymous said on 25/Nov/17
@Rob i read something that said his sister was 6'8 and his dad was 6'8 his mom was 6'10 and his grandpa was 7'10
Editor Rob
it would be an extraordinary tall family, but that will happen through history.
ImAlexandros said on 18/Nov/17
Tallest Basketball Players Ever

1. Sultan Kösen 2.51 m (When He Played Basketball 2.42 m)
2. Brahim Takioullah 2.46 m
3. Suleiman Ali Nashnush 2.45 m (When He Played Basketball 2.39 m)
4. Alexander Sizonenko 2.39 m
5. Sun Ming-Ming 2.36 m
6. Ri Myong-Hun 2.35 m
7. George Bell 2.34 m
8. Zech DeVits 2.34 m
9. Abdramane Dembele 2.34 m
10. Arshavir Grigoryan 2.34 m
11. Neil Fingleton 2.33 m
12. Uvays Akhtaev 2.32 m
13. Paul Sturgess 2.32 m
14. Kenny George 2.31 m
15. Gheorghe Mureşan 2.31 m
16. Manute Bol 2.31 m
17. Jorge González 2.29 m (When He Played Basketball 2.19 m)
18. Max Palmer 2.29 m
19. Christopher Greener 2.29 m
20. Malik Sidibe 2.29 m
Mike said on 30/Oct/17
I've actually had the opportunity to meet 2 7 1/2 foot men in my life. I've met Manute Bol and Gheorge Muresan at separate occasions. Both nice as can be. It was hard to even really think their height is real when I was standing next to them. I'm a solid 6'2.5" and I barely came up to their chest. Makes you feel like a little kid again. LOL :)
Anonymous said on 8/Oct/17
Rob, it's possible he was 229 cm tall?

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Editor Rob
I think if he took part in the measurement for Guinness Records, then I have to go with that figure just under 7ft 7.
Logan said on 12/Jun/17
He is 7,7 no way he is even an mm under but he only weighs 220 lbs but he is 7,7
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/16
Nice add...a weak 7ft7

Nothing weak about his height. ;-)
Chase Witherspoon said on 23/Sep/16
Yep good one, and I reckon Georgie Gregan is actually 171 territory to be sure..
Chaz said on 23/Sep/16
yes this was the height given by Guinness ,I remmber seeing it on tv,after the death of Monjane,they were looking to find the worlds tallest man,and Gheorghe Muresan had said on the Oprah Winfery show he was 7'9'' and Bol said he was just as tall as him, so they measured bol,Muresan and Channa, Bol was 7'6.75'' . muresan was 7'7'' and Channa was 7'7.33''
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/16
Nice add...a weak 7ft7

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