After watching the NCAA Tournament in March, the entire nation got a glimpse of the behemoth down in Central Florida. Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-6 center, showed signs of being the next Yao Ming during the tourney and proved that he's the best rim protector entering this year's NBA Draft.
UCF's Tacko Fall official measurements at the NBA Combine: 7'5 1/4 without shoes, 7'7 with shoes, 289 pounds, 8'2 1/4 wingspan, 10'2 1/2 standing reach, 6.8% body fat. Tacko just broke every figure in our database for height, wingspan and reach, dating back to the 80s. ?? pic.twitter.com/xNNwRuKZcK— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 15, 2019
His game will definitely need to develop quite a bit at the next level, but any coach would love to get their hands on this prospect. He has the frame to become a real difference-maker once his basketball skills become more nuanced.
During his final year at UCF, Fall averaged 11.1 points per game to go along with 2.6 blocks and 7.6 rebounds. Nearly all of his points came from the paint, which is no surprise for a guy of his stature.
The most ridiculous stat that Fall posted in college was his field goal percentage. In four years at UCF, he never averaged under 71.5% from the field. He never took a crazy amount of shots (he only averaged 5.8 attempts per game in college) but that doesn't take away from the efficiency he displayed.
He ended up shattering the NCAA record for shooting percentage. No one has ever set an average higher than 70%.
With his insane measurables, ability to protect the rim and score at a high percentage, he could develop into a great center at the next level. If he's able to get a little quicker so he can defend outside of the paint and stay healthy, there's no reason he shouldn't have a great NBA career.