The 7’7 center out of UCF went undrafted Thursday night, but it didn’t take him long to obtain a contract with an NBA team. The Boston Celtics signed Fall on Friday to an exhibit 10 contract. He will participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas for the team.
In his last season at UCF, Fall averaged 11.1 ppg, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 74.8 percent from the field for the Knights. His college career totals were 10.1 ppg, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks during his 115 game tenure.
If he is invited to the 15 man roster for the season, he could be the tallest player to play in the NBA. While his strength is rim protecting, his jump shot and outside shot need work. Brad Stevens will have a hidden gem if they can help develop Fall into a stretch big that the NBA has transitioned into.
While the world and Celtics fans will await for his summer league debut, all eyes will be on Tacko Fall to see if he will make the Celtics roster in 2019.