NBA’s Tallest Player Takes His Talents Out Of The NBA

As the tallest player in the NBA at 7'6", he was a huge presence with both the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Tacko Fall's impact was felt more as a fan favorite in Boston and Cleveland, and in his literal 7'6" presence, rather than on the floor. He played in only a total of 37 games in his three seasons in the NBA, and averaged just 6 minutes per game. 

Now, Fall will be hoping to have a bigger role as he takes his talents to China.

Fall has signed a one-year deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. 

The 26-year-old giant showed during his time at Central Florida that he could compete on an elite level. He had a strong four-year career at UCF. As a senior, he averaged 11.1 points and 2.6 blocks per game, and helped lead the Knights to the second round of the NCAA tournament. As a sophomore, Fall was named the AAC’s Defensive Player of the Year.

The CBA season in China finishes in February/March, so it's still possible we could see Fall spring back to the NBA before the end of the season. 

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