NBA Draft

#24
Tacko Fall
PPG RPG APG
11.1 7.6 0.5
Team: UCF KnightsHeight: 7-6 Born: 12/10/1995
Class-Eligibility: Sr-SrWeight: 310 Hometown: Dakar, Senegal


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
You can't teach 7-foot-7, which is what Fall measured in shoes at the NBA Combine. Other measurements include combine records for standing reach (10 feet, 2.5 inches) and wingspan (8 feet, 2.25 inches).
The 23-year-old from Dakar, Senegal, blocked 280 career shots at UCF to set a school record, and he was nearly unstoppable when he got the ball in good position on offense as he shot 74.0 percent from the field to set an NCAA Division I career record. He averaged 7.7 rebounds in his four-year career.
The guy with size 22 shoes gained his biggest fame when the Knights played Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Against the No. 1 team in the country and superstar forward Zion Williamson, Fall posted 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a one-point loss - one round after having 13 points, 18 boards and five blocks to beat VCU.
Somewhere between starstruck and overwhelmed at the NBA Draft Scouting Combine, Fall is likely to get a look because of his height, but the debate in front offices around the league will be whether his ceiling was already met at UCF.
ANALYSIS
Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall came to the United States when he was 16 and has his best basketball ahead of him. The height speaks for itself, but Fall, at nearly 290 pounds, is more than a curiosity. Opposing college coaches came away impressed with how well he moved at his giant size, and that running-the-court ability is a vital skill in a wide-open NBA style.
Fall has only helped himself since the end of the college season, able to show his surprising agility at the NBA Combine after he was one of the 11 players to advance to that scouting event from the G League Elite Camp.
He wasn't considered NBA ready before his senior season - and perhaps even before the NCAA Tournament - but the upside will be hard to pass up in the draft. At worst, he has a role as an elite rim protector; growth as an offensive player and free throw shooter - a brutal 36.0 percent (59 of 163) last season - will be gravy.
Projection: Second round/undrafted
--Field Level Media

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
15-16 UCF 30 26 17.6 7.4 5.9 0.3 0.1 2.3 1.6 2.5 .750 - .558
16-17 UCF 36 36 26.3 10.9 9.5 0.6 0.3 2.6 2.5 2.5 .715 .000 .462
17-18 UCF 16 15 21.9 11.3 7.3 0.3 0.3 1.9 2.6 2.6 .767 - .460
18-19 UCF 33 33 24.8 11.1 7.6 0.5 0.2 2.6 1.8 2.8 .748 - .362
Career 115 110 23.0 10.1 7.7 0.4 0.2 2.4 2.1 2.6 .740 .000 .432

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
15-16 UCF 30 26 529 96 128 0 0 29 52 54 176 10 3 70 49 75 221
16-17 UCF 36 36 947 168 235 0 1 55 119 129 343 20 9 94 90 90 391
17-18 UCF 16 15 351 79 103 0 0 23 50 40 117 5 5 31 42 41 181
18-19 UCF 33 33 819 154 206 0 0 59 163 84 251 15 8 85 59 93 367
Career 115 110 2646 497 672 0 1 166 384 307 887 50 25 280 240 299 1160

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/6 Rider W 84-70 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 5 1 4 4
11/11 FlaAtl L 79-80 23 4 4 0 0 1 4 1 7 1 0 0 3 3 9
11/15 @CSF W 68-52 20 5 7 0 0 2 4 2 10 2 0 3 1 4 12
11/16 StJoes W 77-57 21 6 8 0 0 0 0 3 9 1 1 4 3 1 12
11/18 @WestKy W 78-62 25 6 8 0 0 1 9 2 6 2 0 2 2 3 13
11/24 NorKY W 66-53 23 7 8 0 0 6 15 3 9 0 0 1 1 3 20
11/29 Ala W 70-64 19 5 8 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 4 2 4 10
12/2 @Missou L 62-64 37 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 6 3 2 6
12/8 Gram W 70-45 24 3 5 0 0 1 6 0 8 0 0 5 2 2 7
12/11 GaSo W 95-88 27 6 7 0 0 2 3 3 4 0 0 4 2 3 14
12/16 Stet W 90-65 23 4 5 0 0 2 6 2 6 0 0 5 0 1 10
12/21 IllSt W 77-56 27 5 5 0 0 1 4 5 12 0 1 1 1 2 11
1/2 Temple W 78-73 31 7 9 0 0 2 6 6 11 2 0 3 1 3 16
1/5 @UConn W 65-53 28 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 5 1 1 2 4 4 3
1/13 ECU W 76-65 30 4 5 0 0 2 10 4 7 0 0 2 1 2 10
1/16 @Wich L 67-75 32 2 4 0 0 2 4 2 7 0 1 2 0 0 6
1/19 Tulsa W 64-62 16 5 8 0 0 2 6 4 6 0 0 0 1 5 12
1/23 @Tulane W 75-50 20 2 6 0 0 0 2 3 10 0 1 3 4 4 4
1/27 @Mem L 57-77 19 3 4 0 0 1 4 2 6 1 0 2 3 3 7
1/31 UConn W 73-67 25 4 4 0 0 1 2 1 7 0 0 2 1 2 9
2/7 Hou L 68-77 19 5 6 0 0 3 7 2 6 0 0 0 2 3 13
2/10 @SMU W 71-65 26 4 5 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 10
2/13 USF W 78-65 26 6 9 0 0 9 21 2 9 1 0 5 1 3 21
2/16 Mem W 79-72 20 5 6 0 0 5 7 3 7 0 1 0 2 4 15
2/21 @Cin L 55-60 34 3 3 0 0 1 3 1 4 1 0 5 3 3 7
2/24 SMU W 95-48 26 11 14 0 0 1 3 6 20 1 0 2 2 0 23
2/27 @USF W 75-63 28 6 10 0 0 6 8 3 5 1 0 0 3 4 18
3/2 @Hou W 69-64 32 6 9 0 0 1 5 3 10 0 1 0 1 3 13
3/7 Cin W 58-55 24 5 6 0 0 0 0 5 6 1 0 3 1 3 10
3/9 @Temple L 62-67 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 3 4 2
3/15 @Mem L 55-79 25 5 6 0 0 2 6 4 10 0 0 4 1 3 12
3/22 @VCU W 73-58 28 6 9 0 0 1 2 4 18 0 0 5 2 2 13
3/24 @Duke L 76-77 25 7 10 0 0 1 3 3 6 0 0 3 0 5 15
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