Tacko Fall

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Full Name Tacko Fall
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Tacko
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date December 10th, 1995
Birth Place Dakar

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Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall shortly named Tacko Fall is a Senegalese basketball player. At present, he is playing for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League. He moved to the United States at age 16 and later played college basketball for the University of Central Florida. Fall went undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft but later signed with the Boston Celtics. When measured at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, he set all-time NBA records for tallest height in shoes (7 ft 7 in, 2.31 m), largest wingspan (8 ft 2.25 in, 250 cm), and highest standing reach (10 ft 2.5 in, 3.11 m). The Boston Celtics’ 2.3m giant has become an NBA fan-favourite, and now the cult hero has bettered James Harden in one vital statistic. The Boston Celtics are overrun with Tacko Fever after another entertaining performance from the cult hero against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. He played his maiden home match against the Detroit Pistons on Friday and received a standing ovation when Celtics coach Brad Stevens waved him on in the fourth quarter. Just as they did on Friday, the Boston crowd erupted when the seven-foot-five reserve stood up to check with less than three minutes to play. 

What is the nationality of Tacko Fall?

On 10th December 1995, Tacko Fall was born. He experienced his birthplace in Dakar, Senegal. His birth name is Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall. He is  Senegalese by nationality and his ethnicity is Black. His religion is Christian. He moved from Senegal to the United States at age 16. He visited the International Sports Training Institute at Dakar, known as ISTI-Dakar. There is no information revealed about his parents. About his education, he attended Jamie's House Charter School. He went to Liberty Christian Prep (LCP), in Florida, for his final two years of high school.

How tall is Tacko Fall?

Tacko is a very cool and handsome person. He has a tall height of 2.29 m or 7 ft 6. His balanced weight consists of 141 Kg or 310 lb. His shoe size is 22 and he has large hands with an arm span of 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m). His standing reach of 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m). His other body measurements such as biceps size, waist size and more will be updated soon once we get details about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an athletic body build. 

How was the Career of Tacko Fall?

Tacko Fall Scoring The Ball

Source: @ucf.edu

  • Fall started his career in Houston, Texas and trained with NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. 
  • He then played college basketball at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
  • Due to his height and wingspan, he was regarded as one of the most highly scouted high school basketball centers in the country.
  • He first played for Jamie's House Charter School in Houston, where his team won the state championship.
  • In addition to this, he also played with ISTI all-stars summer travel team. 
  • After that, he committed to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, who had officially signed him on 28th October 2014. 
  • He would play with the UCF Knights under head coach Donnie Jones.
  • He made his debut game against the UC Irvine Anteaters. 
  • He became the exclusive tallest player in college basketball thanks to N'Diaye's declaration to enter the 2016 NBA Draft by his sophomore year.
  • He was named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. 
  • He then decided to test his name for the 2017 NBA Draft, with the possibility of returning to Central Florida still available to him before the end of the draft lottery that year on 5th April. 
  • He withdrew his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, to return to UCF for his junior year on May 24, 2017. 
  • During his junior year, he injured his shoulder, causing him to only play in 16 games, totaling 351 minutes. 
  • He was named to the Preseason Second Team All-AAC.
  • During his senior season, Fall helped lead the Knights to the NCAA Tournament and secured their first victory in program history with a win over VCU.
  • In his final game, Fall recorded 15 points and six rebounds in a losing effort against Duke 77-76.
  • Despite going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Fall was signed to an Exhibit 10 Contract on June 21, 2019, by the Boston Celtics.
  • He played for the Celtics during the 2019 NBA Summer League season scoring six points in his first game alongside four rebounds; in his second game, he tallied twelve points for his first double-digit scoring game, alongside another rebound.
  • He concluded his 2019 Summer League run participating in all five games with the Celtics and averaging 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and shooting a team-high 77 percent from the field.
  • On July 25, 2019, the Celtics officially announced that they had signed Fall.
  • The Celtics officially announced on 13th October 2019 that they had signed Fall to a two-way contract.
  • He made his debut for the Celtics on October 26 during a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. 
  • He played for four minutes, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds, with his first points coming from a standing dunk.

Is Tacko Fall Married?

About the marital status of Tacko Fall, there is no information revealed yet. He may be married or unmarried. There is no information regarding his rumors with any other lady. He does not have any children as of now. There isn't any information shared on the media which puts light on the facts of his love affair. As of today, he is living a happy life without any disturbances.  

What is the Net Worth of Tacko Fall?

The exact net worth and salary of Tacko Fall have not been revealed yet. There is no doubt in the mind of his follower that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his present work. His net worth is estimated at around $200,000 as of 2019 which he made from basketball career so far. The average salary of the college basketball players is reported to be between $36,832 to $45,564 which might reach $50,000 for experienced players. He is waiting for his selection in the NBA draft and if he gets drafted he might earn a salary amount more than $51 million. He is found to be promoting the Nike brand which suggests that he might be in an endorsement deal with Nike but the exact information is not available. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings.