A few weeks back, NCAA.com looked at the best long-range shooters in DII men’s basketball. While there were plenty of good athletes to choose from, one stood out amongst the rest.
That's Dalton Bolon. He scores 22.2 points per game for West Liberty, the top scoring team in DII men's basketball at a whopping 104.8 points per night. He’s hit 145 field goals while shooting 48.2 percent and has hit 70 3-pointers at a 42.7 percent rate.
That’s all the more impressive since he’s getting it done with one eye.
Flash backward to the summer. Bolon is playing hoops in an open gym when someone swiped at the ball and hit his eye. The fingernails cut the eyelid, which had to be sutured back on, and there was nerve damage to Bolon’s eye. Since it was nerves that were damaged, he would have to wait a year for surgery.