Tacko Fall Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Nationality, Celtics, Undrafted, NBA, Stats
Tacko Fall Biography
Tacko Fall is (Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall) is a Senegalese basketball player and one of the tallest living people at a height of 7 ft 7 inches. During the 2019 NBA Draft, he went undrafted but later signed with the Boston Celtics.
Tacko Fall Age
Tacko is 23 years old as of 2019; he was born on December 10, 1995 (age 23) in Dakar, Senegal.
Tacko Fall Height and Weight
Tacko is one of the tallest living people at a height of 7 ft 7 inches. He weighs 311lb (141 kg)
Tacko Fall Nationality
Tacko is a Senegalese national.
Tacko Fall Ethnicity
He is of black ethnicity.
Tacko Fall Religion
Tacko is a devoted Muslim.
Tacko Fall Family – Tacko Fall Parents
Taco’s mother is known as Marianne Sene but his father’s name is unknown. His father is a cab driver based in Ohio. His mother resides in Senegal and she saw Taco play for the first time during Knights’ magical win over Cincinnati in March 2019.
— osknights (@osknights) March 8, 2019
His parents are not as tall as he is. According to People Taco is one foot and a half taller than his father and more than a foot and a half taller than his mother.
Tacko Fall Brother
Taco has a younger brother known as Fallou.
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Tacko Fall Basketball
At the age of 16 Taco immigrated to the United States from Dakar. He had no interest in basketball and he initially played soccer. He visited the International Sports Training Institute at Dakar, known as ISTI-Dakar.
He played his first organized basketball in Houston, Texas and trained with NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. He attended Liberty Christian Prep, in Florida, for his final two years of high school.
Taco Fall High School Career
Fall first played for Jamie’s House Charter School in Houston, his team won the state championship. He also played with ISTI all-stars summer travel team. He later attended Liberty Christian Preparatory School in Tavares, Florida. Due to his height, he plays the center position. During his senior year, he was the tallest high school basketball player in the country.
Taco Fall College Career – UCF Knights
Fall committed to the University of Central Florida in Orlando who officially signed him on October 28, 2014 meaning he would play with the UCF Knights.
He joined UCF Knights as a centre and by his sophomore year, he became the tallest player in college basketball.
In 2017 he was named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. As of January 2017, he ranked second nationally in field goal percentage. He declared for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 5, 2017, but withdrew his name from consideration on May 24, 2017, returning to UCF for his junior year.
Fall injured his shoulder during his junior year playing only in 16 games, totalling 351 minutes. He was named to the Preseason Second Team All-AAC coming to his senior season. During his senior season, he helped lead the Knights to the NCAA Tournament and secured their first victory in program history with a win over VCU.
Tacko Fall NBA
After Tacko completed his senior career he was named one of 80 participants (40 representing the NBA draft hopefuls) for the NBA G League Elite Camp on May 12–14. Fall later got transferred into the NBA Draft Combine as one of an additional 11 participants there.
Tacko Fall Undrafted
During the 2019 NBA Draft Taco went undrafted. This was despite having averaged 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks in four seasons at UFC.
NBA analyst Rashad Phillips during an interview on the Scoop B Radio Podcast he said: “I’ve been very familiar with him, obviously I live in Orlando near UCF so I see a lot of him all the time. He’s a fantastic kid on and off the court. I think he’d be a unicorn because he’s 7’6, but not only that though. Let me give him some credit. He’s terrific, agile around the basket, he’s totally better than what people think. He’s a big guy, but he’s very lean guy. Terrific touch around the basketball. I know some people would say that’s that cliché but he can actually shot the ball, pass, and rebound.”
Fall measured at 7’7″ in shoes at the NBA Draft Combine and had a wingspan of 8’2½”, setting a record for both according to Bleacher Reporter. Decades ago he would been a lottery pick but now there are questions about how he will fit in with the speed of the current NBA.
“The only thing that I have with him is if he can keep up with the pace of the NBA game because it’s so fast. It goes 0 to 60. For a guy that’s long, 7’6 180-90 IBS can he go off that quick 0 to 60 in a flash. Maybe he can check those boxes off the list if given the opportunity.” Rashad Phillips told Scoop B Radio.
Tacko Fall Celtics
According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony Taco Fall was signed by the Boston Celtics after agreeing to an Exhibit 10 contract.
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