C 7’6 300
2016-17 Stats: 10.9 Ppg, 9.5 Rpg, 2.6 Bpg
Why are they here?
College Basketball’s tallest player has some skill to go along with his size.
Central Florida’s Tacko Fall is a sight to see on the court, standing at 7’6 and weighing in at 3o0 lbs. While Fall is known mostly for his large stature, he brings some skills to the table as well.
Given his massive eight foot wingspan, blocking shots comes naturally for Fall. He also has the ability to use his rather large frame to out-muscle other players in the post to position himself for any rebound.
On the offensive end, Fall has a soft touch around the basket, making 71% percent of his shots a year ago.
Role on this year’s team
After flirting with the NBA draft, Fall will head back to UCF as the team’s leading rebounder from a year ago. Nothing is going to change in that regard, as Fall will once again be looked upon to lead a UCF team that finished fifth in the country in rebounds per game last season.
While junior guard B.J. Taylor provides most of the spark on the offensive end, Fall will now be asked to shoulder some more of the load offensively with the graduation of second-leading scorer Matt Williams.
College Season/ NBA Prospects
When you’re as tall as Fall, NBA teams are going to take notice, especially when you have some skill to go along with the size.
Fall thought about entering the 2017 NBA draft, but ultimately decided to return to UCF, which was probably the best decision for him. An extra year in college provides Fall to improve upon flaws such as his abysmal 46% mark from the free throw line and staying out of foul trouble.
DraftExpress currently projects Fall as the No. 49 pick in the 2018 draft with the potential to move into the earlier parts of the second round with a successful junior campaign.